Album of Near Eastern Antiquities
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Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf TOP
28 plates from Frederick Ludwig Norden, Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 2 vols, 1757.
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Each lettered with title, Pl.XLVII lettered Norden & Tuscher f., each numbered
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.
Fifth section of an album, comprising 28 plates from Frederick Ludwig Norden, Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 2 vols, 1757. Compiled 1820-1830.
Maps; Temples; Ruins; Sphinxes; Obelisks; Architectural drawings; Reliefs
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection