On the Embankment by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1905)

The photograph titled “On the Embankment” was taken by the artist Alvin Langdon Coburn in the year 1905. This image captures a scene with a large, imposing sphinx statue prominently displayed on what appears to be the edge of an embankment. The sphinx is situated on a high pedestal overlooking a staircase that extends out of the lower frame of the picture. Leafless trees can be seen in the background, suggesting a barren or wintery season. There is a noticeable contrast between the ancient, stoic nature of the sphinx statue and the stark, seemingly more modern surroundings that feature the balustrade and stairs.

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