2 large format shots (27x36cm), very nice views of the cataracts of the Nile at Aswan, the first and second cataracts.
Very high quality shots, splendid grey shading and contrasts, very clean without rubbing marks or foxing, rare in this condition.
The photographs are signed on the bottom left, inscriptions in the negative, captioned by hand under the shots.
Antonio Beato (1825-1906), known as Antoine Beato was one of the first primitive photographers in Egypt, along with Emile Bechard and Wilhelm Hammerschmidt, in the 1850s/1860s.
He settled and was very active in Cairo (Egypt). He took many shots of ancient Egyptian sites before the second wave of western and local photographers such as Bonfils, Arnoux or Zangaki in the 1870s/1880s. As such, his photographs are sought after and often used as a reference to judge the condition of the sites at their earliest origins, before or during the work of the first archaeological missions.
- Antoine Beato (ca 1825?-1903)
- Título de la obra
- 2 vues des cataractes du Nil
- Copia a la albúmina
- signed in negative
- EBC (Extraordinariamente bien conservada)
- Impresión vintage