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FRITH, Francis.

Jerusalem, from the Mount of Olives.

Stock Code
60222
Cairo, 1858
£5,000

A spectacular early photograph of the old city of Jerusalem and its surrounding hills by a renowned master of the medium.

From his perspective on the Mount of Olives, Frith captured the walls of the ancient city with houses and buildings distinguishable within. The Dome of the Rock, can be seen on the upper left side, the Kidron Valley across the middle of the photograph.

Francis Frith (1822 – 1898) was a renowned photographer, who documented the Middle East as well as the many towns of his native England. He left his cutlery business in 1850 to establish a photographic studio in Liverpool, known as Frith & Hayward. In 1853 he became one of the founders of the Liverpool Photographic Society. Two years later Frith sold his companies and fully dedicated himself to photography. He journeyed to the Middle East on three occasions, the first of which was a trip to

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Description

Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in fine condition. Pasted on original card, photographer's credit and title printed on card; mounted. Photograph's dimensions: 370 x 480 mm, overall dimension: 650 x 760 mm.

Bibliography

No. 111, Ahlund, Mikael (ed.), The Pre-Raphaelites Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, 2009.

Stock ID:60222

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