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General view over a market in Bulaq, Cairo

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt
    Cairo (made)
    Cairo (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th to early 20th century (made)
    late 1800s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonfils, Felix, born 8 - died 1885 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Harold Wallis, Esq., 28 August 1917

  • Museum number:

    1012-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A mounted albumen print showing a topographical view of Cairo, Egypt

Place of Origin

Egypt
Cairo (made)
Cairo (photographed)

Date

late 19th to early 20th century (made)
late 1800s (photographed)

Artist/maker

Bonfils, Felix, born 8 - died 1885 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 26.7 cm, Width: 33.1 cm

Object history note

Part of a group of originally 191 photographs presented by Harold Wallis, Esq. of Purley, 28 August 1912. Many were later 'withdrawn' as duplicates

Descriptive line

Photograph by Bonfils, captioned 'Market at Bulâk or Vue générale du marché de Boulac', Cairo, Egypt, albumen print, late 19th century

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Categories

Photographs; Topography; Historic Cairo

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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