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Watercolour - Tomb of the Kings, Thebes
  • Tomb of the Kings, Thebes
    Lindsay, Jane Evelyn Lady, born 1862 - died 1948
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Tomb of the Kings, Thebes

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1896 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lindsay, Jane Evelyn Lady, born 1862 - died 1948 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil

  • 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 86, shelf SC, box 20

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)


1896 (painted)


Lindsay, Jane Evelyn Lady, born 1862 - died 1948 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back with title and date Feb 24


Height: 24.8 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `The pair [with SD.593], bt Sotheby's [18.10.79 (179)] via Fine Art Society, Oct.1979, £75 (incl. commissions)'. Probably originally from the same family source as SD.591 and SD.592.

Historical context note

SD.593 and SD.594 formed part of a large collection of watercolours and drawings by Lady Jane, sold by descendents in 1977. Subjects also included were portraits, designs for stained glass, illustrations to novels and poems, views of country houses associated with the family and other views in England, Europe and Egypt. Lady Jane apparently witnessed some of the preparations for the Anglo-Egyptian army's invasion of Sudan under General Kitchener in 1896: see Searight Archive, and T. Royle, The Kitchener Enigma, 1985.

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Watercolour, `Tomb of the Kings, Thebes', 1896, by Lady Jane Evelyn Lindsay




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted





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