Altägyptisch Albumin Fotografie Albuminfoto GABRIEL LEKEGIAN "Hypostyle Hall des Amun-Tempels in Karnak", 1875

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Altägyptisch Albumin Fotografie Albuminfoto GABRIEL LEKEGIAN "Hypostyle Hall des Amun-Tempels in Karnak", 1875
1875 - Ägypten

GABRIEL LEKEGIAN (19th century).

"Hypostyle Hall of the Temple of Amun at Karnak", 1875.

Albumen photograph.

Signed and titled in the lower area.

Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm; 42.5 x 37 cm (frame).

FRAMED IN A QUALITY WOOD AND METAL FRAME .

American photographer Gabriel Lekegian (active in Egypt from 1870 to 1890) is known for his images of customs, portraits, and landscapes and ruins of Egypt or other areas of the Mediterranean coast. It belonged to a generation of international photographers who, driven by romantic curiosity towards the East, travelled to Egypt and the Holy Land, from the middle of the century but especially after the opening in 1869 of the Suez Canal, which favoured travel on the Nile. These photographers documented not only the landscapes and customs, but also the nascent phenomenon of tourism and, especially, the Egyptian ruins. His preferred technique was that of collodion, due to the ease of its development, but the invention of "albumin paper" in 1850 was a complete revolution, since the printing was carried out by direct contact from a negative. These pioneering photographers reflected a moment of fascination for Egypt, for the East, and therefore not only documented, but also transmitted in a certain way that mystery of the exotic that the romantics were looking for.



GABRIEL LEKEGIAN (19th century).

“Sala Hipóstila del templo de Amón en Karnak”, 1875.

Albumin photography.

Signed and titled in the lower area.

Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm; 42,5 x 37 cm (frame).

FRAMED IN QUALITY WOOD AND METAL MODERN FRAME.

American photographer Gabriel Lekegian (active in Egypt from 1870 to 1890) is known for his images of customs, portraits, and landscapes and ruins of Egypt or other areas of the Mediterranean coast. It belonged to a generation of international photographers who, driven by romantic curiosity towards the East, travelled to Egypt and the Holy Land, from the middle of the century but especially after the opening in 1869 of the Suez Canal, which favoured travel on the Nile. These photographers documented not only the landscapes and customs, but also the nascent phenomenon of tourism and especially the Egyptian ruins. His preferred technique was that of collodion, due to the ease of its development, but the invention of "albumin paper" in 1850 was a complete revolution, since the printing was carried out by direct contact from a negative. These pioneering photographers reflected a moment of fascination for Egypt, for the East, and therefore not only documented, but also transmitted in a certain way that mystery of the exotic that the romantics were looking for.

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Altägyptisch
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Albumin Fotografie
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Albuminfoto GABRIEL LEKEGIAN "Hypostyle Hall des Amun-Tempels in Karnak", 1875
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1875
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Ägypten
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