Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 8 March 1831. Bonfils and his family moved to Beirut in 1867 and opened the studio "Maison Bonfils", which became F. Bonfils et Cie in 1878. Bonfils also photographed in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece and Constantinople.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®:ULAN 500016696. The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
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