Street view with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, 1860
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226 x 157 mm. A view looking over dilapidated rooftops towards the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Frith comments: 'The ruined state of modern Jerusalem is strikingly brought before us in this view. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has outside the aspect of a place long deserted ... The great square tower is seen to have partly fallen, the smaller, but loftier, towers to be decayed, and the chief dome to have l;ost half its outer covering ... The houses nearer us seem uninhabited, so miserable is their state. The street to the left, with its pavement sloping to the middle, and the ragged awnings of the shops, is harmonious in its wretchedness ...'
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Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer
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