Francis Bedford (1815-94)
The Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and two lesser Pyramids, Ghizeh, Egypt 4 March 1862
Albumen print | 23.1 x 29.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700866
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.
ProvenanceAcquired by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, 1862
Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
23.1 x 29.5 cm (image)