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Autopsy of the First Crocodile Onboard, Upper Egypt

Artist:
Ernest Benecke (German, born England, 1817–1894)
Date:
1852
Medium:
Salted paper print from paper negative
Dimensions:
Image: 17.5 x 21.3 cm (6 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.) Mount: 31.5 x 45.1 cm (12 3/8 x 17 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, William Talbott Hillman Foundation Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.262
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in negative, BL: "Autopsie du Crocodille // Hte Egypte // E. Benecke 1852"; printed on mount, recto TC, above photograph: "HAUTE ÉGYPTE"; inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BL: "13" and "Autopsie du premier Crocodille // sur le bâteau."
Noble Bavarian family; W. Bockelberg; [Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc., New York]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, March 10, 1994

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. "The Howard Gilman Gallery: Inaugural Installation," October 16, 1997–February 1, 1998.

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

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