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Author/Artist Beato, Antonio, -1903?, photographer.
Title [Collection of photographs of Egypt and Nubia].
Publisher [between 1860 and 1900]
Description 2 albums : b&w photographs ; 31 x 38 cm
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Brooklyn Wilbour SCR Folio  SCR Folio N376 B14  v.1    CHECKED OUT - ASK AT REF DESK
 Brooklyn Wilbour SCR Folio  SCR Folio N376 B14  v.2    AVAILABLE
Note Collection title devised. Albums are unnumbered. Each album has a title on the spine in gilt lettering: [v.1] Ramessum, Der-el-Mendinet, Mendinet Habu. -- [v.2] Karnak, Kurna, Der-el-Bahri.
Summary Albums of 19th century commercial photographs portraying the landscape, architecture, and people of Egypt. The 2 leather bound albums contain photographic prints (26 x 21 cm): b&w, albumen mounted individually to leaves of heavy white cardstock; v.1 contains 32 plates with views of Ramesseum, Deir-el-Meda and Mendinet Habu with captions handwritten in English in ink below each image; v.2 contains 30 plates with views of Karnak, Kurna (Qurna) and Der-el-Bahri, with captions handwritten in English in ink below each image. Some images are signed "A. Beato".
Source of acquisition Brooklyn: Gift of Dr. Esther H. Roshwalb and Mr. Eugene Roshwalb.
Biographical/historical note Antonio (or Antoine) Beato (1832?-1903?) was a British photographer of Italian descent. He began his photographic career sometime around 1853. In 1860 Beato moved to Cairo where he established a studio. Beato is known for his commercial photography including portraits, views of the architecture and landscapes of Egypt and other locations in the Mediterranean region. He was the younger brother of photographer Felice Beato (1832-1909), with whom he sometimes worked. In 1862, he relocated to Luxor where he remained for more than 40 years until his death. His work was sold widely to travelers touring Egypt from the 1870s to 1900.
Contents [v.1] Ramessum, Der-el-Mendinet, Mendinet Habu. -- [v.2] Karnak, Kurna, Der-el-Bahri.
LC subject Architecture, Ancient -- Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Relief (Sculpture), Egyptian -- Pictorial works.
Inscriptions, Egyptian -- Pictorial works.
Monuments -- Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Temples -- Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Obelisks -- Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Karnak (Egypt) -- Antiquities.
Deir el-Bahri Site (Egypt) -- Pictorial works.
Egypt -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.
Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Luxor (Egypt)
Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
Other subject Dêr el Baḥri (Egypt)
Egypt -- Art and archaeology -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Photograph albums.
Albumen prints.
Black-and-white prints.
WorldCat no. 933530753

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