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Jaffa pris des Jardins

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Jaffa pris des Jardins

Felix Bonfils

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1867-1885

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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. 

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cityscapes (representations)
cultural landscapes
natural landscapes
travel photography

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