Monument d'Absalom

Made:
1857 in Jerusalem
maker:
Felice Beato
and
James Robertson
'Monument d'Absalom'
      A photograph of the Monument to Absalom, Israel, taken by Robertson, Beato and Co in 1857

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'Monument d'Absalom' A photograph of the Monument to Absalom, Israel, taken by Robertson, Beato and Co in 1857
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A photograph entitled 'Monument d'Absalom' taken by James Robertson and Felice Beato in 1857.

The photograph shows the Monument to Absalom in Jerusalem. The Monument to Absalom (or Yad Avshalom) is traditionally ascribed to Absalom, the rebellious son of King David.

Robertson and Beato began working together in 1853. Together they photographed in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Greece, Jerusalem, and Balaklava where they documented the Crimean War, continuing the work of Roger Fenton (1819-1869).

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/26
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford