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Champ de Booz, aux environs de Bethléem—Field of Boaz in the environs of Bethlehem

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Champ de Booz, aux environs de Bethléem—Field of Boaz in the environs of Bethlehem

Felix Bonfils

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1867-1885

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
This photograph shows a nearly empty landscape, the so-called Field of Boaz, under a clear sky. Little visual information outside of the label at the bottom serves to identify the location as the site of a significant Old Testament story. A ridge of piled up stones cuts diagonally through the foreground of the photograph. Beyond, rocky terrain cedes to open fields, punctuated here and there by rows of trees or grazing animals. Softly undulating hills form a somewhat high horizon line. 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 line of piled stones provides the border to a large, open field which rises gradually in the distance.

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fields (land)
historic landscapes
natural landscapes
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