December 1892 - February 1893. Nine original watercolours on paper, from ca. 12,5x17,5 cm (5 x 6 ¾ in) to ca. 6,5x12,5 cm (2 ½ x 5 in), mounted within ink-drawn frames on the original white album leaves ca. 21x27,5 cm (8 ¼ x 11 in). All watercolours captioned and dated in period ink on the mounts. Several leaves with minor stains on the lower blank right corners of the mounts, not affecting the watercolours, otherwise a very good collection.
An attractive collection of bright watercolour views drawn by a British traveller during his Nile cruise in the winter of 1892-1893. Dated between December 1892 and February 25th 1893, the watercolours show Assouan (Aswan), Cairo, Girgeh (Girga), the ancient Thebes, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the pyramids of Meidum and Saqqara. Overall a beautiful watercolour collection showing some of the iconic Egyptian sites through the eyes of a 19th-century British traveller.
Captions: Assouan. Egypt. December 1892 (two different views); The Nile near Thebes. February 13th 1893; Girgeh. Egypt. February 18th 1893; Pyramid of Medum. February 21st 1893 (two different views); Cairo from the Nile. February 23rd 1893; Pyramid of Sakkarah. February 23rd 1893; Pyramids of Gizeh. Sunset. February 25th 1893.
Price: $1,500.00 USD