David Roberts

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David Roberts
1796-1864
View of Karnak, Egypt
1838
Watercolor, point of brush, and tempera, over pencil, on light brown wove paper.
12 13/16 x 19 1/16 inches (325 x 485 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.
1977.25
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Signed at lower left in pen and black ink, "David Roberts R.A. 1838".
Provenance: 
Possibly Sir Bruce Ingram; Stephen Spector.
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Study for the lithograph executed by Louis Haghe, "General View of Karnak Looking Towards Babǹ-el-Molook", no. 32 in Roberts' and William Brockedon's "Egypt and Nubia", London, II, 1849.

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