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Nazareth, From the North-West

Accession Number
1990/2.16.1

Title
Nazareth, From the North-West

Artist(s)
Francis Frith

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1857

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
11 5/16 in x 12 11/16 in (28.7 cm x 32.2 cm);18 in x 15 in (45.72 cm x 38.1 cm);11 1/4 in x 12 3/4 in (28.6 cm x 32.4 cm);6 3/8 in x 9 in (16.19 cm x 22.86 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond

Subject matter
This photograph of Nazareth, the capital of Israel, depicts the city as a diagonal strip of white buildings that bisect the hill in the foreground and the landscape in the deeply recessing background. The foreground grasses and shrubs form a dark, triangular mass in the lower right corner of the image, which strongly contrasts with the pale houses of the city and the hazy hills and landscape in the distance. Frith frequently employed compositional strategies such as these to draw the viewer's eye through the image.

Physical Description
View of a village set in a valley surrounded by several low-rising hills, all of which is seen from an elevated perspective from a hill in the foreground of the image. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Cityscapes
Egypt
architecture (object genre)
buildings
capital cities
cityscapes (representations)
hills
landscapes (environments)
travel photography

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