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View at Hebron

Accession Number
1988/1.94.1-2

Title
View at Hebron

Artist(s)
Francis Frith

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1857

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
12 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in (31.7 cm x 43.9 cm);14 in x 18 in (35.56 cm x 45.72 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Frederick P. and Amy McCombs Currier

Subject matter
This photograph of the Palestinian city of Hebron depicts the remains of a ruin against the backdrop of the city and its surrounding landscape. The ruin appears like a graveyard in comparison to the white array of buildings that constitute the city of Hebron in the middle ground. The photograph emphasizes the particularities of the landscape in the region, while relegating the city to the background, a tactic Frith and his studio employed on a number of occasions.

Physical Description
Landscape view from the perspective of a ruin in the foreground. A village of white buildings is visible in the background, at the foot of two hills.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Landscapes
Middle East
cities
city
distant views
hills
mountains
ruins
travel photography

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