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Francis Frith

English photographer and publisher

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Frith opened a studio "Frith & Hayward" in Liverpool in 1850. In 1856, Frith embarked on his first of three commercial expeditions to photograph Egypt, the Nile, Pyramids, the Sphinx of Giza, Karnak, Luxor and Thebes. The second expedition was to Egypt, Syria, and Palestine from 1857 to 1858, and in 1859, Frith embarked upon the third expedition, traveling 1,500 miles up the Nile photographing monuments. In 1859, Frith returned to England and opened "F. Frith and Company" at Reigate in Surrey, where he produced books, portfolios of Germany, Tyrol, Switzerland, Italy, Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal, along with stereoscopic cards. Frith began to photograph Britain and its monuments in 1864. Frith is considered the first mass-producer and distributor of photographic images in England. Frith was associated with the Liverpool Photographic Society and the Architectural Photographic Association.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500005649.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Francis Frith:

Francis Frith Cleopatra’s Temple at Erment, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith View at Girgeh, Upper Egypt, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Rock-Tombs, and Belzoni’s Pyramid, Gizeh, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Nablous, The Ancient Shechem, 1857 Gelatin silver print
Francis Frith Niederwald on the Rhine, ca. 1870-1890 Albumen print
Francis Frith Triberg Cascade: Black Forest, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Mummelsee; Black Forest, ca. 1870-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Floating Bridge/Lock on European River, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Frankfort on the Main, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print with manipulated sky
Francis Frith Unidentified City Street, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Canterbury Cathedral, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Strasbourg Cathedral, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print with manipulated sky
Francis Frith Frankfort a/M. Goethe’s House, ca. 1870-1890 Albumen print
Francis Frith St. Mary’s Abbey, York, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Shakespeare’s House Stratford on Avon, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Boston; St. Botolph’s Church, Nave E, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Rydal Water & Grasmere, ca. 1860-1890 Albumen print
Francis Frith Wells Cathedral, Nave East, ca. 1860-1880 Photographic postcard
Francis Frith Lyskamm: The Twins, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Brunig Pass, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Mer De Glace—Mt. Blanc, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print with manipulated sky
Francis Frith Interlaken, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Zermatt and Matterhorn, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print with manipulated sky
Francis Frith Castle of Chillon, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith On Tête Noire Pass, Hotel Royal, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Zurich, Munster Bridge, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print with manipulated mountains
Francis Frith Basle: St. Paul’s Gate, Switzerland, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Berne, Switzerland, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Lion, Lucerne, Switzerland, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Basle, Cathedral Upper Bridge, Switzerland, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Basle, Cathedral N.W., Switzerland, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Basle, Holbein Brunnen, Switzerland, ca. 1860-1870 Albumen print
Francis Frith Chamonix. Mt. Blanc, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Francis Frith Damascus, ca. 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Doorway at Kalabshe, Nubia, ca. 1860-1863 Albumen print
Francis Frith Koum Ombo, Upper Egypt, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The New English Church, from the Tower of Hippicus, Jerusalem, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Nazareth from the North-West, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith View at Luxor, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Bethlehem, with the Church of the Nativity, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Sculptures from the Outer Wall, Dendera, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith View from Philae, Looking North, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Entrance to the Great Temple, Luxor, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Colossi and Sphynx at Wady Saboua, Nubia, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Great Pillars, Baalbec, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Hall of Columns, Karnac, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Damascus, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Baalbec, from the South, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Ruined Mosque near Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Sculptured Gateway, Karnac, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Obelisk and Granite Lotus Column, Karnac, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Portion of the Great Temple (The Government Corn Stores), Luxor, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Antiquities at Biggeh, Opposite Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Interior Court of Medinet Haboo, Thebes, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Memnonium, Thebes, from the Plain, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith View at Karnac, from the Granite Pylon, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Great Pylon at Edfou, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Distant View of Damascus, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Pharoah’s Bed, Island of Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Round Temple, Baalbec, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Court of Shisnak, Karnac, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Approach to Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Convent of Mar-Saba, near Jerusalem, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Granite Pylon, Thebes, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Colonnade, Island of Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Portico of the Temple of Dendera, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Temple of Goorneh, Thebes, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Pillars in the Great Hall, Karnac, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith South End of the Island of Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, Thebes, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Doum Palm and Ruined Mosque, Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith View on the Island of Philae, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith The Temple of Maharraka, Nubia, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Portico of the Temple of Gerf Hossayn, Nubia, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Early Morning at Wady Kardassy, Nubia, 1857 Albumen print
Francis Frith Hebron with Mosque Covering the Cave of Macpelah, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Samson’s Gate, Gaza, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, the Pool of Bethesda, &c., published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Banias, the Ancient Caesarea Philippi, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith St. Paul’s Wall, Damascus, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Distant View of Damascus, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Baalbec, from the South, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Great Pillars and Smaller Temple, Baalbec, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Circular Temple, Baalbec, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Largest of the Cedars, Mount Lebanon, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, from Mount Scopus, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, from the Well of En-Rogel, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Mosque of Aksa, Jerusalem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Valley of Jehoshaphat, Jerusalem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, from the Mount of Olives, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Street View with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Church of the Ascension, Mount of Olives, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Pool of Hezekiah, Jerusalem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Mosque of Omar, &c., Jerusalem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Absalom’s Tomb, Jerusalem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Convent of Mar-Saba, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The North Shore of the Dead Sea, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Nablous, the Ancient Shechem, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Nazareth, from the North-West, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith The Town and Lake of Tiberias, from the North, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Tiberias, from the South, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on medium-weight off-white wove paper as sewn leaf in bound volume
Francis Frith Frontispiece: Turkish Summer Costume [self-portrait], published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Cairo, from the Citadel, with the Mosque of the Sultan Hasan, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Mosque of the Sultan Barkook, Eastern Cemetery, Cairo, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Tomb under the Gebel El-Mukattam, Cairo, Second View, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Tombs in the Southern Cemetery, Cairo, Second View, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Tombs in the Southern Cemetery, Cairo, Third View, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Tombs in the Southern Cemetery, Cairo, Fourth View, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith View of Boolák, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Study of Prickly Pear Orchard and Camels, Cairo, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith View at Girgeh, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Sculptures from the Outer Wall, Dendera, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith The Memnonium, Thebes, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Portion of the Great Temple, Luxor (The Government Corn Stores), 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith View at Karnac, from the Granite Pylon, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Pharoah’s Bed, Island of Phylæ, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Arab Sportsman and Cook, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Columns of the Great Temple, Baalbec, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Crocodile on a Sand-Bank, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith The Convent of Sinai, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Approach to the Convent of Sinai, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith The Wadi-El-Bahala, Sinai, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, from the Mount of Olives, No. 1, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, from the Mount of Olives, No. 2, 1857 (published 1862) Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Jerusalem, from the City Wall, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Gaza (The New Town), published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Francis Frith Early Morning at Wady Kardassy, Nubia, published 1862 Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
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