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Séboûah, Temple, Colosse et Sphinx de la Partie Gauche de l'Avenue

Artist:
Félix Teynard (French, 1817–1892)
Date:
1851–52
Medium:
Salted paper print from paper negative
Dimensions:
Image: 24 × 31.1 cm (9 7/16 × 12 1/4 in.) Mount: 37.9 × 50.2 cm (14 15/16 × 19 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.62
Not on view
These two desert friends engaged in an ancient conversation were discoverd by Teynard on a sand-swept avenue leading to one of two New Kingdom (1400-1200 B.C.) temples at the site of Es-Sebua, in Nubia.
Inscription: Letterpress on mount, recto TC: "NUBIE"; BC: "SÉBOÛAH // TEMPLE __COLOSSE ET SPHINX DE LA PARTIE GAUCHE DE L'AVENUE // Pl.131"; Below image L to R :"Félix Teynard phot. Publié par Goupil et Cie. éditeurs, Paris, Londres, Berlin, New-York."; Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso BL: "3/22/82 // 4/11/83 1/10/84"
Chateau de Prye; Marquis du Bourg de Bozas Chaix d'est-Ange; [Hans P. Kraus, Jr., New York]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, October 16, 1991

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," May 25, 1993–July 4, 1993.

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," August 7, 1993–October 2, 1993.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," June 19, 1994–September 11, 1994.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Along the Nile: Early Photographs of Egypt," September 11, 2001–December 30, 2001.

Howe, Kathleen Stewart. Félix Teynard, Calotypes of Egypt: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, 1992. no. 131, p. 193.

Hambourg, Maria Morris, Pierre Apraxine, Malcolm Daniel, Virginia Heckert, and Jeff L. Rosenheim. The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. p. 297.



Published by Goupil et Cie Editeurs, 1853-58
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