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Wassileh and Lhedeh, Ghawagea

Artist:
Ernest Benecke (German, born England, 1817–1894)
Date:
1852
Medium:
Salted paper print from paper negative
Dimensions:
Mount: 17 5/8 in. × 12 7/16 in. (44.8 × 31.6 cm) Image: 8 9/16 × 6 7/8 in. (21.8 × 17.4 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.254
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and titled in negative, BRC: "Wassileh et Zbedeh // Ghawazee // E Benecke 1852"; Printed on mount, recto TC: "HAUTE ÉGYPTE"; Inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BRC: "Wassileh et Zbedeh // Ghawazi // 20 Fev 52"; [no inscriptions or annotations on verso]
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. "Along the Nile: Early Photographs of Egypt," September 11, 2001–December 30, 2001.

Woodward, Richard B. "Ernest Benecke's Lost Treasure." New York Times March 6 (March 6, 1994). 42-95.



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