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Jerusalem. The Grand Mosque

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey

The wealthy numismatist and archaeologist Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804−1892) undertook a long journey around the eastern Mediterranean from 1842 to 1844 after learning the daguerreotype process. The plates he brought back, which were only discovered in 1920, are the earliest known photographs of Greece, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. The view of the mosque in Jerusalem is one of his largest daguerreotypes, occupying half a plate.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Artist: Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
Title: Jerusalem. The Grand Mosque
Geography: Jerusalem
Date: 1844
Medium: daguerreotype
Classification: photography
Dimensions: 12 x 18.8 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2011.162
Contact for images: [email protected]
Permalink: https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/en/Explore/online-collection/jerusalem-the-grand-mosque
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