An Entranceway at Karnak, Egypt
Watermark: fragment with letter N
Inscribed at lower center, in pen and black ink, David Roberts. R.A. 1864
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Vincent Astor
Andrew Wyld and Evelyn Joll have suggested that this drawing, formerly attributed to David Roberts, may well be by the German-born watercolorist and engraver C. F. H. Werner. Werner spent much of his life in England, becoming a student at the Royal Academy in 1848 and participating in their exhibitions. In 1860 he went to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria; in 1873 he returned to Egypt.