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Album of Near Eastern Antiquities

  • Object:

    Album

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • 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.184:5

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf TOP

Physical description

28 plates from Frederick Ludwig Norden, Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 2 vols, 1757.

Date

1820-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Each lettered with title, Pl.XLVII lettered Norden & Tuscher f., each numbered

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm covers, Width: 47.9 cm

Object history note

Rodney Searight Collection

Historical context note

The album is roughly divisible into 6 parts [SD.184:1-6]. The etchings in SD.184:5 are 28 plates from Frederick Ludwig Norden, Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 2 vols, 1757, Vol.1, Pl. XLVII, LVII and Vol.II, Pls XCIX-CI, CIII, CIV, CV, CIX, CXII, CXV, CXVIII, CXXI, CXXIII, CXXIV, CXXVII, CXXX, CXXXII, CXXXVI, CXXXVIII, CXL and CXLI (2 plates on 1), CXLII and CXLIII (2 plates on 1), CXLVII, CXLVIII, CLI, CLII, CLIV, CLV.
Regarding transcripts, tracings and copies, the compiler of the album may have used alternative editions of the publications mentioned. For attribution of the album to Sir Robert Ker Porter, see Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Fifth section of an album, comprising 28 plates from Frederick Ludwig Norden, Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 2 vols, 1757. Compiled 1820-1830.

Subjects depicted

Maps; Temples; Ruins; Sphinxes; Obelisks; Architectural drawings; Reliefs

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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