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Nazareth; vue prise de la route de Cana – Nazareth from the road to Cana

Accession Number
1994/2.29.3

Title
Nazareth; vue prise de la route de Cana – Nazareth from the road to Cana

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
This photograph presents a general view of Nazareth under a clear sky. The viewer takes up a position on a nearby hill, which allows for a semi-panoramic vista-view. The town follows the gradual incline of the hills onto which it is built. The buildings appear mostly modest and simple, constructed either out of brick or pale stone and lacking in ornament. 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
This photograph depicts a large town nestled into a group of hills as viewed from above. The horizon line is fairly high, allowing for a thin strip of clear sky.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
cityscapes (representations)
hills
historic towns
shrubs
travel photography

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Nature in Photography
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