Attributed to Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner

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Attributed to Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner
(1808–1894)

An Entranceway at Karnak, Egypt

Watermark: fragment with letter N
Inscribed at lower center, in pen and black ink, David Roberts. R.A. 1864

Watercolor, brush and brown ink, over some black chalk, on cream paper
19 15/16 x 14 1/8 inches. (507 x 358 mm)

Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Vincent Astor

1977.24
Item description: 

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.