Francis Frith - Photographs from the Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Anonymous Gift, 1972

  • Literature

    Lunn, Francis Frith's Egypt and the Holy land: The pioneering photographic expeditions to the Middle East, pp. 2, 33, 84, 87, 91, 93, 97, 107, 111, 128-129, 131-133, 136, 138, 143
    Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian photographer abroad, pls. 15, 52, 56, 85
    Talbot, Francis Frith, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include: Interior Court of Medinet Haboo, Thebes, 1857; The Court of Shishak, Karnac, 1857; The Colonnade, Island of Philae, circa 1857; Portico of The Temple of Dendera, 1857; Sculptured Gateway &c. Karnac, 1857; Pharaoh’s Bed, Island of Philae, 1857; View From Philae, Looking North, 1857; View at Luxor, 1857; South End of the Island of Philae, 1857; The Broken Obelisk, Karnac, 1857; Pillars in the Great Hall, Karnac, circa 1857; Koum Ombo, Near View, circa 1857; Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, 1857; The Pyramids of Sakkarah, from the North East, 1857; The Granite Pylon, Karnac, circa 1857; Obelisk and Granite Lotus Column, Karnac, 1857

    The photographs offered here were all taken circa 1857 and most (perhaps all) were printed in 1862 for Frith’s three-volume album, Egypt, Palestine and Nubia. That album reprised many images from an earlier album that was published in 1857 under the title Egypt and Palestine Photographed and Described.


Selected Images of Egypt, Palestine and Nubia

circa 1857
Sixteen albumen prints.
Each approximately 16 x 22.9 cm (6 1/4 x 9 in.) or the reverse.
Each signed, variously numbered and dated in the negative; each with printed credit and title on the mount.

£2,500 - 3,500 

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Photographs from the Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

London 18 November 2014 2pm