Jaffa pris des JardinsArtist(s)Felix BonfilsArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1867-1885Medium & Supportalbumen print on paper Dimensions
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject 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 ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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