Eglise du Pater – Church of the PaterArtist(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
In this photograph, the porch and façade of the Church of the Pater (Noster) appear drenched in sunlight. Even the swaths of grass and gravel in the foreground look an unnatural shade of white. Small windows pierce the mostly unadorned stone walls of the church, while a dome with a cross is perched directly above the front door. The dark outline of a human figure is visible; facial and sartorial details are difficult, if not impossible, to discern. 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 pale stone building with a centrally placed dome dominates the composition of the photograph. A human figure stands out against the light-colored facade. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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domes (architectural elements)