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The Third Pyramid, Gizeh

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Giza (painted)

  • Date:

    1837-1840 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arundale, Francis Vyvyan Jago, born 1807 - died 1853 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 112, shelf 3

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Giza (painted)


1837-1840 (painted)


Arundale, Francis Vyvyan Jago, born 1807 - died 1853 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour heightened with white


Height: 33.6 cm, Width: 65.6 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt. fr. Frank T.Sabin, 9 Albermarle St., W.1. for £16.16...July 1963'.

Historical context note

Illustrated in Vyse, Operations, 1840, vol.I, facing p.154; Perring, Pyramids, 1840, part II, The Third Pyramid. pl.VII. This and SD44 & 45 were based on sketches by E.J. Andrews who accompanied Vyse and Perring to Egypt in 1837: see Vyse, Operations, preface, p.xvi and Perring, Pyramids, part II, pp.4,10.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `The Third Pyramid, Gizeh' by Francis Arundale. 1837-1840

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Searight, Rodney. The Middle East : watercolours and drawings by British and foreign artists and travellers, 1750-1900, from the collection of Rodney Searight, Esq. London, 1971


Watercolour; Watercolour


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Pyramid of Menkaure




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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