Abu Simbel

1907
(American, 1833–1918)
Sheet: 66 x 43.1 cm (26 x 16 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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Description

This watercolor provides a close-up view of the Abu Simbel temples, which were buried in sand until their rediscovery in the 19th century. The American artist Henry Roderick Newman portrayed their architecture in multiple drawings between 1894 and 1913. In this later work, he meticulously layered dots and other marks to capture the tonality of sand and desert light.
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

1907

Henry Roderick Newman

(American, 1833–1918)
America, 20th century

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