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Jerusalem, from the City Wall,

From Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine

Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume

Dimensions (Image): 163 x 226 mm (6.4 x 8.9 in.)

Dimensions (Mount (album sheet)): 312 x 435 mm (12.3 x 17.1 in.)

Printed on mount: “JERUSALEM, FROM THE CITY WALL.”; printed on mount, lower right below image: “Frith, Photo.”; inscribed in pencil on mount, lower left corner: “68”; inscribed on negative in image, lower left corner: “Frith P 105”

Edition: As published in the album "Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine: Supplementary Volume” (London: William Mackenzie), 1862

Accession number: 2010.15.24

Gift of Weston and Mary Naef in honor of Ella Dawes Naef, class of 2002, 2010

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Collector’s stamp of Weston J. Naef in red on verso of album’s frontispiece

The image includes a depiction of the Dome of the Rock.

Bibliography: Douglas R. Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2004); ; Jon Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: 77 Views by Francis Frith (New York: Dover, 1980), compare plate 61

Work Type: photograph

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