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Salzmann, Auguste (1824-1872)Jerusalem, Mosqué d'Omar, coté Ouest

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"Jerusalem, Mosqué d'Omar, coté Ouest". 1854. Salted paper print from paper negative. 23 x 33 cm. Mounted to original board, photographer's credit, title and publisher's name printed below the image on the mount. Printed by Blanquart-Evrard, framed under glass in wood frame.

Auguste Salzmann, born into a wealthy Alsatian family, embarked on a multifaceted career that intertwined painting, archaeology, and photography. His pioneering approach to using photography as a tool for archaeological research led him to Jerusalem in the mid-19th century, where he meticulously documented architectural details and excavation fragments, challenging prevailing scholarly debates. Salzmann's album "Jerusalem," published in 1856, stands as a testament to his harmonious blend of artistic vision and archaeological acumen, offering a visually rich and historically significant portrayal of the ancient city. – Minimal fading in left edge, a few very light spots in sky area, otherwise in very good condition.

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"Jerusalem, Mosqué d'Omar, coté Ouest". 1854. Salted paper print from paper negative. 23 x 33 cm. Mounted to original board, photographer's credit, title and publisher's name printed below the image on the mount. Printed by Blanquart-Evrard, framed under glass in wood frame.

Auguste Salzmann, born into a wealthy Alsatian family, embarked on a multifaceted career that intertwined painting, archaeology, and photography. His pioneering approach to using photography as a tool for archaeological research led him to Jerusalem in the mid-19th century, where he meticulously documented architectural details and excavation fragments, challenging prevailing scholarly debates. Salzmann's album "Jerusalem," published in 1856, stands as a testament to his harmonious blend of artistic vision and archaeological acumen, offering a visually rich and historically significant portrayal of the ancient city. – Minimal fading in left edge, a few very light spots in sky area, otherwise in very good condition.

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