Graves of St. James & Zacharias

1859–60
Louis-Constant-Henri-François de Clercq (French, 1836–1901)


Dimensions

Sheet: 45.5 x 59.2 cm (17 15/16 x 23 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2326

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print from waxed paper negative, with hand additions in watercolor wash, on original lithographed mount

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Plate 27 from Volume 3, “Jerusalem and Palestine”, (Voyage en Orient). Recent research has determined that the tombs are of Bene Hezit (left) and Zechariah. Both are Jewish display tombs from the late second or early first century BC and were carved from solid rock.

Provenance

Librairie Schwilden (Brussels, Belgium); to Charles Isaacs Photographs (New York, NY); from whom purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund