Advanced Search

K-12 Educator
K-12 Student
Museum Visitor
UMMA Docent
UMMA Staff
University Faculty
University Student
Between and Mortarboard


UMMA Object Specific Fields






Query builder

Vue de Jaffa, prise de la plage—View of Jaffa, from the sea shore

Accession Number
1994/2.31.6

Title
Vue de Jaffa, prise de la plage—View of Jaffa, from the sea shore

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
Two men with donkeys stand on a beach facing the camera, behind which rises the city of Jaffa. Emanating from the right-hand side of the photograph, softly rolling waves nearly come to the feet of these rigidly posed figures. Towers and rooflines in the distant city appear almost stacked on top of each other. The masts of several ship near the rightmost edge of the picture signal Jaffa’s status as an important seaport. 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
A city situated on top of the horizon line juts out from the left side of the photograph. In the fore- and middle ground, two men pose frontally along a beach, one standing, one astride a donkey.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
beaches
cityscapes (representations)
cultural landscapes
donkeys
men (male humans)
seashores
towers (single built works)
travel photography

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved