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Collection Online as of March 4, 2024

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

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


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.
  • H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY
    May 22, 1996
    Sotheby's, New York, NY
    William Kelly Simpson, Katonah, NY
    June 4, 2018
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=Abu Simbel|url=false|author=Henry Roderick Newman|year=1907|access-date=04 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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