Superb original albumen print, portrait of Bedouin women drawing water from the Nile, at the foot of the pyramids in Giza, Egypt.
Framed under mat with crystal protection sheet, near perfect blacks and contrast.
Titled at the bottom of the image.
Label on the back with the references of the work.
Rarely on sale, gallery quality.
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.
- Attr. Félix Bonfils (1831-1885)
- Title of artwork
- Femmes puisant de l'eau près des pyramides, Egypte
- Albumen paper process
- Not signed
- Extremely fine
- Vintage print
- Image size
- 28×22 cm
- Total dimensions
- 0.5×30×40 cm