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Egypt/Ottoman Empire Views of Alexandria, Cairo, artefacts in the Boulaq Museum, etc.

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Photographer: Luigi Fiorillo (1847-1898), Pascal Sebah (1823-1886), H. Arnoux (active c. 1860-1890) and unknown. Views of Alexandria, Cairo and artefacts in the Boulaq Museum. 1880s/90s. 24 albumen prints. Each circa 27 x 20 cm and reverse. Most with photographer's name and/or title/number in the negative in lower edge.

Luigi Fiorillo established his photographic studio in Alexandria during the 1870s, earning praise for his 'cartes-de-visite', which were featured in 'Murray's Handbook for Egypt' (1875). Following the 1882 bombardment by the British, he documented the city's aftermath and published an album of his images. Pascal Sebah, another notable figure, established one of the most prolific studios in the Orient in 1857, starting with his first studio in Constantinople. Known for his city views, character types, and numerous panoramas of Constantinople, Sebah's work was featured in many albums of the era. Hippolyte Arnoux was equally prolific, albeit his work was not as high quality. He opened his main studio in Port Said in the early 1870s. – Most with light handling creases, a few with stronger creases, edges slightly curled, some with slight edge wear, otherwise in good to very good condition and with strong tones.

Lit.: Ken Jacobson. Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839-1925. London 2007.

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Photographer: Luigi Fiorillo (1847-1898), Pascal Sebah (1823-1886), H. Arnoux (active c. 1860-1890) and unknown. Views of Alexandria, Cairo and artefacts in the Boulaq Museum. 1880s/90s. 24 albumen prints. Each circa 27 x 20 cm and reverse. Most with photographer's name and/or title/number in the negative in lower edge.

Luigi Fiorillo established his photographic studio in Alexandria during the 1870s, earning praise for his 'cartes-de-visite', which were featured in 'Murray's Handbook for Egypt' (1875). Following the 1882 bombardment by the British, he documented the city's aftermath and published an album of his images. Pascal Sebah, another notable figure, established one of the most prolific studios in the Orient in 1857, starting with his first studio in Constantinople. Known for his city views, character types, and numerous panoramas of Constantinople, Sebah's work was featured in many albums of the era. Hippolyte Arnoux was equally prolific, albeit his work was not as high quality. He opened his main studio in Port Said in the early 1870s. – Most with light handling creases, a few with stronger creases, edges slightly curled, some with slight edge wear, otherwise in good to very good condition and with strong tones.

Lit.: Ken Jacobson. Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839-1925. London 2007.

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