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Mount Serbal, from the Wadee Feyran, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/3

Scope and Contents

227 x 159 mm. A view from the north looking towards the rocky summit of Mount Serbal, with a valley floor and a gnarled tree which, according to Frith 'gives such great vigour to the picture' in the foreground. He continues, in his commentary: 'Nature is here stripped of the beautiful colours and forms that elsewhere vary her surface, and reduced to the above conditions of her older state. This naked simplicity, apart from the effect of lofty mountains and majestic forms, and of the pure air of the sdesert, attunes the mind to comtemplation, and forbids the intrusion of earthly thoughts.


  • Creation: 1860


Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-07 14:01:28+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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