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Photographer: Frith, Francis (1822 - 1898)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Cup.410.g.107

Item number: 20

Length: 12.2

Width: 16.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

British travelling photographer and publisher of continental views Francis Frith spent 6 weeks following the course of the Rhine and stopping at tourist sites in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. His photographs illustrate scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's novel 'Hyperion' in which fictional hero Paul Flemming journeys "on towards Salzburg, through the magnificent mountain-passes of Waidering and Unken."

In the Artist's Preface of the novel Frith writes: "At Saltzburg we unwittingly drove to the 'Golden Ship,' in the Square, opposite the great marble fountain, where poor Flemming underwent a delerium and a slow recovery; and then we tracked him to his loved and lovely St. Gilgen."

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