Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

record 1 of 1

The Great Pillars, Baalbec,

From Egypt and Palestine: Photographed and Described by Francis Frith

Albumen print

Dimensions (Image): 160 x 230 mm (6.3 x 9.1 in.)

Signed, dated, and numbered “142” on negative; inscribed on mount, lower right: “Frith Photo 1857”

Edition: One of 42 photographs published in “Egypt and Palestine: Photographed and Described by Francis Frith,” two volumes, London: James S. Virtue, 1858–1859

Accession number: 1985.37.10

Gift of Gail Gomberg Propp, 1985

Bibliography: On the book in general, see Lucien Goldschmidt, “The Truthful Lens” (New York, 1980), catalogue number 61; reproductions in figures 3 (cover of book), 130, 150

Work Type: photograph

Related Works: The original two-volume set had a total of 76 albumen prints. With the exception of 1985.37.38, each print in this DAC group is accompanied by its text from the book. Also in this group are the title pages, introduction, and tables of content for both volumes.

Keywords: Click a term to find other records with the same keyword.


http://dac-collection.wesleyan.edu/obj5796 is a persistent link to this page with no user-session information.

Featured Image Groups

Rembrandt
Image from Rembrandt holdings
All Rembrandt Holdings

Dürer
Image from Durer holdings
All Dürer with Images

Delacroix
Image from Faust
Faust

Goya
Image from Los Caprichos
Los Caprichos

Goltzius
Image from Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses