Pont du torrent de Cédron – Bridge over the brook KedronArtist(s)Felix BonfilsArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1867-1885Medium & Supportalbumen print on paper Dimensions
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject matter
A stone bridge cuts through a pastoral landscape in the countryside near Jerusalem. An uneven stone stair descends down to meet the meager brook below. Four to five male figures gather and converse near the entrance of the bridge opposite the viewer. A circular tower with a conical roof presides over the image in the upper right-hand corner of the photograph and signals the Tomb of Absalom. This image is one of hundreds of photographs made throughout Bonfils's career which purport to document various landscapes, cityscapes, and people of the eastern Mediterranean.Physical Description
A small stone bridge pierces a countryside landscape otherwise filled with tree-dotted hills. A cylindrical tower dominates the upper-right corner of the photograph. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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bridges (built works)