David Roberts

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David Roberts
1796-1864
The Temple of Horus at Edfu
1838
Watercolor, pen and black ink, and pencil, heightened with white, on light brown wove paper.
12 11/16 x 18 15/16 inches (323 x 482 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.
1977.26
Inscription: 
Signed in pen and black ink at lower right, "David Roberts, R.A."; inscribed in pencil at lower left, "Edfou Novr 23d 1838".
Provenance: 
Henry Sanford Bicknell; his sale, London, Christie's, 7-9 April 1881; C.H.A. Butler; possibly by Sir Bruce Ingram; Stephen Spector.
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Study for the lithograph executed by Louis Haghe, "Portico of the Temple of Edfou, Upper Egypt", no. 10 in Roberts' and William Brockedon's "Egypt and Nubia, London", I, 1846.

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