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Mosquée Sultan Hassan au Caire - Hammerschmidt, Wilhelm - 1860. [1278339]
[Cairo, 1860. Albumen print, mounted, printed title in German and French beneath image,numbered 169 and signed in plate ("W. Hammerschmidt") lower right. 11 x 8-3/4 inches (image). Some light spotting to image, wear at edges of mount. Albumen print, mounted, printed title in German and French beneath image,numbered 169 and signed in plate ("W. Hammerschmidt") lower right. 11 x 8-3/4 inches (image). The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later "without even a single day of idleness". Hammerschmidt (fl. 1858-1870) operated photographic studios in Berlin and Cairo. "His panoramic views of Egyptian cities and the desert countryside belong to the pantheon of the best material produced of the second generation of travel photographers" (Encyclopdia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 633).
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