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Felix Bonfils - Rachel's Tomb / Siloan

Opening price: $150

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Two photographs by Felix Bonfils - Rachel's Tomb, Siloan - 19th century. The two photographs are glued to a hard substrate from two side, Signed in the plate.

Felix Bonfils [1831-1885], The great 19th-century photographer of the Land of Israel "What is unique about Bonfis' work is the rare quality of the photographs. The landscape, even the most sterile, becomes an artist-created work by the uncompromising angle of photography" [First Eretz Israel Photography edited by Eli Schiller and Menachem Levin, p. 92]. In the foreword to the album "Memories from the East" (published in 1877, one of Bonfils' most famous works that included hundreds of original photos of the Holy Land and the Orient), the president of the French Society for Literature and Science wrote: "The photos of F. Bonfils are one of the greatest achievements of our generation ... the man who took upon himself an expansive work Made an unbelievably important service to science with countless risks ...".

Size: 28x22 cm. Glued to a cardboard: 32x24 cm. Very good condition.

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177. Felix Bonfils - Rachel's Tomb / Siloan