Frith, Francis (1822-98; English); and Robertson & Beato (active c.1853-67)
Photographs of Palestine & Egypt (album)
23 albumen silver photographs, various sizes
Purchased from the Architectural Photographic Association, 1860
State Library of Victoria LTWEF 11 [H87.116/1-23]

This collection comprises 7 large-scale images by Frith (showing sites in Sinai, and the Pyramids at Dahshur, Giza and Saqqara, most signed and dated 1858), the remainder being views of Cairo and various sites in Israel taken by Robertson & Beato. Aside from added MPL stamps, the prints are in fine condition.

See also Frith Syria & Palestine {1860} SLV [PH].

[reproduction: group of 3 views of Cairo streets by Robertson & Beato (SLV H87.116/11)]


NGV 1865, p.74: as by Frith & others (listing titles of all 23 photos)

See SLV catalogue for further details, under Robertson & Beato, 1857 (not reproduced; author’s ID photo shown here). The album has been disassembled into 3 boxes of mounted prints, several blind-stamped on the mount with the APA logo. According to additional SLV notes contained in the boxes and on the mounts, prints 8-10 and 20-23 are by Frith, and the remainder by Robertson & Beato (no.11, shown here, comprises 3 views of Cairo streets)