Alphonse-Eugène-Jules Itier (1802-1877)
"The Temple of Edfou", Egypt, 1845/46
Quarter plate daguerreotype, Private collection
During his voyages to the far east in the early 40ths as chief of commercial missions Itier experimented with the new daguerreotype process. After returning from Singapour to France he shortly later started a new trip to Egypt in December 1845 . In his cases were 30 daguerreotype plates. This wonderful view of the Edfou temple is one of them.
Learn More : Prestige de la Photographie, no. 9, Paris 1980
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