Fallen Colossus from the Ramesseum, Thebes

Object Details

Title:

Fallen Colossus from the Ramesseum, Thebes

Artist/Maker:

Francis Frith (English, 1822 - 1898)

Culture:

English

Place:

El Kurneh, Thebes, Egypt, Africa (Place created)

Date:

1858

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.434.4

Dimensions:

39 × 48 cm (15 3/8 × 18 7/8 in.)

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Fallen colossal stone statue, among other temple ruins. Members of Frith's expedition are scattered around the site.

Provenance
- 1984

André Jammes, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Procession to the Fallen Gods: Photography in Nineteenth-Century Egypt (February 10 to April 19, 1987)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), February 10 to April 19, 1987
The Art of Photography: 1839 - 1989 (February 11 to December 23, 1989)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 11 to April 30, 1989
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), June 1 to August 1, 1989
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), September 23 to December 23, 1989
Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (November 9, 2005 to May 1, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), November 9, 2005 to May 1, 2006
A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography (February 4 to June 8, 2014)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 4 to June 8, 2014
Bibliography

Procession to the Fallen Gods: Photography in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, exh. brochure (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum), cover.