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Remarks on Several Parts of Turkey, Part I, Aegyptiaca

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1809-1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Powell, Joseph, born 1769 - died 1834 (artist)
    Neele, Samuel John, born 1758 - died 1824 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and aquatint, soft ground 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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 89, shelf 9

Physical description

Etching and aquatint, soft ground etching, from a volume consisting of plates (25), including a map. Quarter bound. Most plates numbered and lettered variously with artist's and publisher's names.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)


1809-1810 (made)


Powell, Joseph, born 1769 - died 1834 (artist)
Neele, Samuel John, born 1758 - died 1824 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and aquatint, soft ground etching

Marks and inscriptions

Pl.IV VII, XV XVIII signed variously J.Powell, Pl.XI signed J:Powell fecit. Pls.III and XIV lettered variously J.Powell fect., map and Pl.I lettered Neele sc. Strand and Theodoro Abnucea sc respectively. Each plate lettered with title and variously London Published Jany. 1.1810, by T.Payne, 88, Pall Mall., except for map which is lettered Pub.d by T.Payne June 28t.h 1809 Pall Mall.


Height: 58.8 cm Size of covers, Width: 43.7 cm

Object history note

Egypt was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1517, following the Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–1517). It was then administrated as an eyalet, or province, of the Ottoman Empire from 1517 until 1867, with a brief interruption during the French occupation of 1798 to 1801, hence the title of this book 'Remarks on Several Parts of Turkey' with the plates depicting locations in Egypt.

Descriptive line

Etching depicting details of the temple at Dendera, from the plate volume of William Richard Hamilton's 'Remarks on Several Parts of Turkey', Part I, Aegyptiaca, published by T.Payne, Cadell and Davies, drawn and engraved by J. Powell and S. J. Neele. Great Britain, 1809-10.




Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Cornice; Temples




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