Egypt at the time of Flaubert

Documents of early travel photography 1839-1860

This exhibition shows selected works of early travel photography. During the first half of the 19th century, when Daguerreotype just has been invented, Egypt was a very popular travel destination for numerous painters, authors and archaeologists. They were inspired by this new media, not only because of artistic reasons but also for the purpose of documentation. The exhibition focuses on photographs taken between 1839 and 1860, the time of Gustave Flaubert‘s journeys to Egypt. On display are 48 works by e.g. Du Camp, Félix Teynard, Louis de Clercq, and Francis Frith.

The exhibition is available.


Exhibition objects: 48 photographs

Exhibition space: 250 sqm


Exhibition venues 1990-1995

Forum für Fotografie und Zeitkunst, Bremen, Germany,  April/May 1990

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany,  02.11.09-30.12.90

Staatliche Sammlung Ägyptische Kunst, München, Germany, 30.10.91-08.12.91

Museum Langes Tannen, Uetersen, Germany, 11.12.91-15.02.92

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bodemuseum, Germany, 25.04.92-28.06.92

Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg/Neckar, Germany, 05.07.92-02.08.92

Historisches Museum der Pfalz, Speyer, Germany, 16.05.93-01.08.93

Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 09.04.95-21.05.95


Visitors: 20 000

Maxime du Camp, Abu Simbel, Egypt, colossal statue at the entrance of the tomb of Ramses II.

V.G. Maunier, Luxor, Egypt. The mountains of Thebes at the western bank, 1854-1855


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