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The Pyramids of Giza from the Southwest
The Pyramids of Giza from the Southwest, 1858
Francis Frith, British
Albumen silver print from a wet collodion negative
Image and sheet: 14 15/16 x 18 7/8 inches (37.9 x 47.9 cm) Mount: 21 3/8 x 29 3/8 inches (54.3 x 74.6 cm)
Gift of the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1986
1986-21-7
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Twenty-Five Years of Gifts from the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
March 18, 1989 - May 21, 1989
This display is part of a year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Museum, who raise funds for the acquisition of works of art for the Museum's collections. Many of the approximately 40 prints, drawings, and photographs in the exhibitions are 20th century. These range from a suite of ink drawings by John Cage entitled Seven Haiku (1952) to Jean Dubuffet's color lithograph Swollen Insect of 1963. A large group of photographs includes Francis Frith's 1858 view of Egypt, The Pyramids of Giza from the Southwest, four portraits from a large group of photographs by the German artist August Sander, and works by such American photographs as Harry Callahan, W. Eugene Smith, Paul Caponigro, and Richard Misrach. Also shown are superb old master prints by Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, and Jan van Brosterhuisen.

Curator

Carmen Bambach Cappel

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