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Vue générale de Bethany – General view of Bethany

Accession Number
1994/2.32.1

Title
Vue générale de Bethany – General view of Bethany

Artist(s)
Felix Bonfils

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1867-1885

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
Sunlight drenches the brick and stone walls of the town of Bethany, which sits upon the side of a shallow hill. The town is in the middle ground, situated between a grove of short trees in the foreground and fields and hills in the background. Little-to-no human activity is visible from the distant stance of the camera, which seems to be on an adjacent hill. This image is one of hundreds of photographs made throughout Bonfils' career which purport to document various landscapes, cityscapes, and people of the eastern Mediterranean. 

Physical Description
General view of a town beyond a hedge of trees with fields and hills in the distance.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Bethany
Bethlehem
Holy Land
albums
cityscapes (representations)
cultural landscapes
grottoes
hills
historic towns
photographs
travel photography
trees

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