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Egypt and Nubia, Volume II: Statues of Memnon at Thebes, during the Inundation

Egypt and Nubia, Volume II: Statues of Memnon at Thebes, during the Inundation

1848
(British, 1806–1885)
published by
(British, 1797–1871)
(Scottish, 1796–1864)
Sheet: 43.5 x 60.3 cm (17 1/8 x 23 3/4 in.); Image: 35.1 x 51.7 cm (13 13/16 x 20 3/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Abbey 272:79
Location: not on view

Description

By the mid 19th century, the complexities of printing in numerous colors had been mastered, culminating in one of the high points of European printmaking. The plates drawn by Haghe, which copy the watercolors that David Roberts made in Egypt, are exquisite examples of color lithography. Egypt was a distant, mysterious country for Europeans and Haghe, a Scottish topographical and architectural artist who spent the year of 1838 traveling across this ancient land. The resulting prints—the first comprehensive series of views of the monuments, landscapes, and people of the Near East—were especially appreciated for their brilliant color and large scale.
  • [Otto Schreiber]
  • A Passion for Prints: The John Bonebrake Donation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 2, 2011-January 29, 2012).
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