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- A complete set of Frith's six mammoth photographs of Egyptian pyramids. [c.1858]
6 mammoth ALBUMEN PRINTS (370 x 480mm.), mounted on card and trimmed, 5 signed and dated 1858 by Frith in the negative, each with later ink caption on the reverse, some spotting, staining and light dust-soiling, occasional creasing, some with corner pinholes
"THE BIGGEST, UNENLARGED PRINTS EVER PUBLISHED" (Gernsheim). 'Frith's magnificent photographs of the pyramids, in particular, are groundbreaking and became the works for which he is now best known' (Imagining Paradise). The images depict: The Pyramids of Saqqara from the Northeast, The Second Pyramid from the South East, The Pyramids of Dahshur from the East, Cheops' Pyramids at Giza from the South West, The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, and Pyramid at Dahshur from the Southwest.