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Jerusalem, from Mount Scopus, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/12

Scope and Contents

232 x 160 mm. A distant view taken from the northern extremity of the Mount of Olives and looking over the valley of Jehoshaphat towards the walls and town of Jerusalem. The prominent dome in the city is the Mosque of Omar. Frith comments: 'Nowhere in this series do we so fully recognize the peculiar excellence of photography as in the view before us. In it we have the very reflection of Jerusalem. Artists have represented the Holy City; but while we have admired their works, we have lamented an inevitable want of perfect exactness ... Here the first feeling is the satisfaction produced by confidence; and as with a much-loved face, such a truthful record is of more value than the most elaborately beautiful picture.'


  • Creation: 1860


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-07 16:44:11+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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