St Nicolo's convent and chapel, Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy, 1846.

Bridges, George Wilson

St Nicolo's convent and chapel, Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy, 1846.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Calotype by Reverend George Wilson Bridges (1788-1868). Bridges went to Sicily in 1846 to take photographs with the intention of selling them to tourists; photography was still unknown in Sicily at this time. He took up photography after meeting William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) in 1845. Bridges travelled the world between 1846 and 1852 moving from Sicily to Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land. He returned from his travels with around 1700 photographs.

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