Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Deux bergers, Egypte

Description
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) - Deux bergers, Egypte
Albumen paper process - Signed in Negative

Circa 1880.
Superb original albumen print, portrait of two shepherds in traditional clothes, Egypt.

Framed under mat with crystal protection sheet, near perfect blacks and contrast.
Titled and signed at the bottom of the image.
Label on the back with the references of the work.
Rarely on sale, gallery quality.
Mat included.

Exceptional sale of 50 photograph from a private collection, all protected under mat, all in exceptional condition and protected from light to avoid damage to the photographs.

Félix Bonfils (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, March 8th, 1831 - Alès, April 9th, 1885) was a French photographer and one of the first, along with Emile Bechard, to document the Middle East with the new tool of photography. He founded a photographic studio in 1867 in Beirut, Lebanon, that produced a very large photographic documentation about Egypt and the Middle East from the late 19th century.

Lot details
Artist
Félix Bonfils (1831-1885)
Title of artwork
Deux bergers, Egypte
Technique
Albumen paper process
Signature
Signed in Negative
Condition
Extremely fine
Vintage print
Yes
Image size
26×20 cm
Total dimensions
0.5×30×40 cm
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