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

Jaffa pris des Jardins

Accession Number
1994/2.31.5

Title
Jaffa pris des Jardins

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
The city of Jaffa rises beyond a mass of palm trees and other foliage in the foreground, which takes up much of the composition as it presses up against the picture plane. Sunlight bathes the dense cluster of crisp, white buildings that compose the city, an effect which highlights the newness and modernity of this important seaport. The presence of ships along a strip of water in the right background enhances this effect. 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, a city traces the horizon line beyond a dense press of palm trees and other foliage. 

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
cityscapes (representations)
coastlines
cultural landscapes
natural landscapes
travel photography
trees

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display