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Album of Near Eastern Antiquities

  • Object:

    Album

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • 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.184:6

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sixth section of an album, comprising a manuscript of descriptive text on 3 sheets, and 5 copies and tracings from Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte, 1802.

Date

1820-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Most inscribed with title

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]. SD.184:6 consists of a manuscript, and drawings copied and traced from Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte, 1802, and a ground plan, presumably after Denon. The drawings correspond to Pls XI, XII, XXXVI and LI of Planches du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte. For specific correspondence of text and drawings to an 1803 English edition of Denon's publication, see Searight Archive. 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

Sixth section of an album, comprising a manuscript and 5 copies and tracings from Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte, 1802. Artist unknown, 1820-1830.

Subjects depicted

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

Categories

Drawings; Manuscripts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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