View full screen - View 1 of Lot 57. 'The Pyramids of Dahshoor from the South West'.
57

Francis Frith

'The Pyramids of Dahshoor from the South West'

Property from the Collection of Dr. Joseph D. Lichtenberg

Francis Frith

Francis Frith

'The Pyramids of Dahshoor from the South West'

'The Pyramids of Dahshoor from the South West'

Francis Frith

1822 - 1898

'The Pyramids of Dahshoor from the South West'


mammoth-plate albumen print, signed and dated in the negative, mounted, letterpress credit, title, and date '1857' on the mount, framed, 1858

image: 15 ½ by 19 ⅛ in. (39.4 by 48.6 cm.)

frame: 21 ½ by 30 ⅝ in. (54.6 by 77.8 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. Grading this albumen print on a scale of 1 to 10 - a 10 being a print that has rich, deep dark tones and highlights that retain all of their original detail - this print rates a 7. There is crisp detail throughout, particularly in the bricks of the pyramid and footsteps in the sand. The highlights are slightly yellowed and the darks are eggplant in tone. The photograph is in generally very good condition. There is a pinpoint-sized deposit of indeterminate nature in the upper right area of the sky. There are some faint linear scuffs or areas of soiling in the upper left quadrant. Visible only in raking light is a 3-1/2-inch hairline scratch parallel to the lower edge. The original heavy paper mount is appropriately age-darkened at the edges and soiled overall. There is edge and corner wear, including some small linear tears measuring 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch at the left and lower edges. There is a thin band of old yellow adhesive along the upper edge. The lower edge is gently rippled. '#2' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand next to the letterpress title. The reverse is soiled. There is an adhesive remnant at the upper edge.



The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Douglas R. Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad (Princeton, 2004), pl. 80
Washington, D. C., The Phillips Collection, Picturing the Sublime: Photographs from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection, October 2012 - January 2013