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Watercolour - The Second Pyramid, Gizeh
  • The Second Pyramid, Gizeh
    Arundale, Francis Vyvyan Jago, born 1807 - died 1853
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The Second Pyramid, Gizeh

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • 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, stuck down on card

  • 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:

    SD.44

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 112, shelf 2

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

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, stuck down on card

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the mount Francis Arundale and Second Pyramid Gizeh

Dimensions

Height: 47.5 cm, Width: 79.5 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt fr Sotheby's, May 17th 1967 [241] £15'.

Historical context note

Illustrated in Perring, Pyramids, 1840, part II, The Second Pyramid, pl.V. This and SD43 & 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 Second Pyramid, Gizeh' by Francis Arundale. 1837-1840

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

Conner, Patrick (ed). The Inspiration of Egypt : its influence on British artists, travellers, and designers, 1700-1900. Brighton Borough Council, Brighton, 1983

Materials

Watercolour; Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Pyramid of Khephren

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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