Ruines de Capernaüm—Ruins of CapernaumArtist(s)Felix BonfilsArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1867-1885Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperDimensions
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject matter
The fragments of large stone columns provide temporary furniture for weary visitors to the ancient city of Capernaum. In the lower-left corner of the image, three men evidently converse with one another while at rest. One man stands, one sits, and one reclines on a divan-sized chunk of stone. A fourth figure sits on a piece of stone on the opposite side of the image, appearing lost in contemplation. Faint strips of light and medium tones in the photograph’s upper register indicate the Sea of Galilee and distant hills. 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
In this photograph four men rest and converse amid a field of ancient ruins. Primary Object Classification Photograph Primary Object TypelandscapeCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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men (male humans)