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Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
207. Baalbec. G[ran]de Cour carrée. G[ran]de Côtés Dét[ails],
4 3/4 x 7 1/2 ins (12 x 19 cm)
Christie's - New York
Christies - NY (Sale: 2396, Lot: 33 - Oct 7, 2010 - A Historic Photographic Grand Tour: Important Daguerreotypes by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey)
Titled, dated and numbered in ink on a label (affixed to verso).
Baalbek is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, situated to the east of the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed, yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, of which this is a fine example. Here, a grand Corinthian column is the focus of Girault de Prangey's image.