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Looking up the Nile, south of Aswan

1861-1866 (painted)
Place of origin

Watercolour drawing

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Pencil and watercolour
Brief description
Watercolour, `Looking up the Nile, south of Aswan', 1861-1866, by John William Burgon
Physical description
Watercolour drawing
  • Height: 25.8cm
  • Width: 36cm
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed by John W Burgon. B.D. Fellow of Oriel Coll. Oxford; in another hand Looking up the Nile S. of Assouan from the Island of Elephantine. Dec: 14th: 1861. and on the back Finished Tuesday July 24th: 1866. From dearest Unckie's drawing.
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Christie's, [16] March 1979 [185], £22' [with SD189]. Formerly in the collection of John Burgon Bickersteth, godson of the artist.
Historical context
From September 1861 to July 1863 Burgon accompanied a Miss Webb and her party on a tour of the Holy Land, visiting Cairo, the Nile, Sinai, Petra, Hebron, Jerusalem, Jaffa and Beirut. See R. Usborne, `Carving their names on the walls of time', Aramco World Magazine, March April 1976.
Places depicted
Bibliographic reference
Searight, Rodney and Scarce, Jennifer M., A Middle Eastern journey : artists on their travels from the collection of Rodney Searight, Talbot Rice Art Centre, 1980
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Record createdDecember 19, 2007
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