Trajan’s Kiosk on Philae, Francis Frith
Francis Frith
Trajan’s Kiosk on Philae
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Francis Frith

Trajan’s Kiosk on Philae, 1857


Bild
38.0 x 48.2 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.92
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

In the nineteenth century, the public’s appetite for images of the legendary land of Egypt was immense. From 1850 onwards, photographers systematically toured and documented the historic sites. In addition to the sheer number of spectacular ancient relics, their location near the Nile also represented a decisive advantage. Expensive camera equipment could thus be transported relatively safely along the river. The boat in front of the kiosk of Trajan presumably belonged to the photographer, whose portfolio of twenty views of Egypt is today considered his masterpiece.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Trajan’s Kiosk on Philae
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Druckschrift: THE HYPAETHRAL TEMPLE PHILAE
Bezeichnet recto unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Frith. Photo.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

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Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61F(KIOSK DES TRAJAN) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (KIOSK DES TRAJAN)
  • 12B61 temple, shrine ~ non-Christian religions
  • 25I9 landscape with ruins
  • 61D(PHILAE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (PHILAE) (PHILAE)
  • 25H14 island
  • 61D(NILE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (NILE) (NILE)
Secondary

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24.11.2020