Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - market Street in Jerusalem, Israel

Description
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - market Street in Jerusalem, Israel
Albumin - circa 1865

Super very expressive snapshot of Félix Bonfils representing sellers of vegetables in the streets of Jerusalem, Israel.
Sharpness: Excellent.
Contrast: Excellent.
Details: Excellent.
Base: Free draw not laminated, very light folds to 4 corners because the picture had been placed under Marie Louise but without tearing.
Signed and captioned at the bottom right and left in the negative.
Size: 28x22cm.

Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8, 1831 - Alès, April 9, 1885) is a French photographer, one of the first ,with Emile Béchard, to cover the Middle East with a new tool: photography. He founded a photographic workshop in 1867 in Beirut, Lebanon, that produced a very large photographic documentation about Egypt and the Middle East from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. These photographs were widely distributed and became famous, and are still nowadays, a reference in the history of Eastern photography.

Lot details
Artist
Félix Bonfils
Title of artwork
Marchandes de rues à Jérusalem
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
Signed in the negative
Condition
Extremely fine
Vintage print
Yes
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