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Arab Sportsman and Cook

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Arab Sportsman and Cook

published 1862
19th century
230 x 152 mm (9.1 x 6 in.)

Francis Frith, British (English), (1822–1898)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume
Series: from Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine
Edition: As published in the album "Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine: Supplementary Volume” (London: William Mackenzie), 1862
Marks: Printed on mount: “ARAB SPORTSMAN AND COOK.”; printed on mount, lower right below image: “Frith, Photo.”; inscribed in pencil on mount, lower right corner: “48”; inscribed on negative in image, lower left corner: “Frith 162”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Collector’s stamp of Weston J. Naef in red on verso of album’s frontispiece
Bibliography: Douglas R. Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004); Jon Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: 77 Views by Francis Frith (New York: Dover, 1980), plate 3.
Credit Line: Gift of Weston and Mary Naef in honor of Ella Dawes Naef, class of 2002, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.15.16

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  • cooks - Use for those who prepare food for consumption, especially but not exclusively by the use of heat. Includes those who prepare meals and dishes in a private home, public eating place, or institution, or who cook foods as a preparation stage in commercial food processing plants. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • double portraits - Group portraits depicting two individuals. [February 1995 descriptor added.]
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • male portraits
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m
  • travel photography
  • typology - Generally, the comparative study and analysis of the characteristics of things, including their grouping into classes on the basis of common characteristics; also includes the analysis of the origin and meaning of Biblical types, especially in comparing the Old and New Testaments. [September 1992 scope note changed.]

  • image Dimensions: 230 x 152 mm (9.1 x 6 in.)

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