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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and two lesser Pyramids, Ghizeh, Egypt

Overview

Creator: Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
4 March 1862
Materials: 
Albumen print
Dimensions: 
23.1 x 29.5 cm
RCIN 
2700866
Reference(s): 
C&C 55
Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910), when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-63)
Provenance: 
Acquired by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, 1862
Description:

The Prince and his companions visited the pyramids on camels, which the Prince described as ‘not at all an unpleasant mode of conveyance’. They viewed the Sphinx just before sunset and decided to set up an encampment below the pyramids where they slept for the night in order to climb the Great Pyramid before sunrise the following day.

The photograph is signed, captioned and dated in the negative, 'F Bedford Pyramids Gizeh'. The number in the Day & Son series is 14.

Further details

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Photographs