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Jaffa, la passe—The channel at Jaffa

Accession Number
1994/2.31.7

Title
Jaffa, la passe—The channel at Jaffa

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
In this photograph, several ships and smaller boats gather alongside the wharves of the city of Jaffa. Situated on a hill, the buildings which constitute the city appear to pile on top of one another, climbing toward a zenith in the top-center of the composition. Seawater fills the foreground of the image, which suggests that this photograph was taken at some distance from the port. 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
View of a wharf from across a channel. Ships and small boats populate the middle ground, while a city rises behind. The foreground is mainly seawater.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
channels (water bodies)
cityscapes (representations)
cultural landscapes
schooners
seaports
seashores
skiffs
travel photography
wharves

1 Related Resource

Travel
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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