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Pierre de l'onction

Artist:
Félix Bonfils (French, 1831–1885)
Date:
1870s
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
28.3 x 21.8 cm. (11 1/8 x 8 9/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.594.11
Not on view
Inscription: Signed in negative on print, recto LL: "Bonfils"; inscribed in negative on print, recto LR: "414. Pierre de l'onction."; inscribed in ink on mount, recto LC: "Stone on which was laid the body // of Christ when taken from the cross.".
Witkin Gallery

1973.594.12 mounted verso. Mount removed from album and cut down in size. Candles depicted in image bear date: 1874.
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