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Souvenirs D'Egypte

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (possibly, drawn)
    France (published)

  • Date:

    1851 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bida, Alexandre, born 1813 - died 1895 (artist)
    Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured lithograph

  • 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 90, shelf 2

Physical description

Lithograph, tinted with one tint stone, with additional colouring by hand, depicting a muleteer or ass driver. Half bound in red morocco, in a modern portfolio. Each plate (apart from title page) lettered with title in French, Arabic and English, artists' names, and variously, 'Egypte. Imp. Lemercier, Paris', R'.Colas, Bibliographie Générale du Costume et de la Mode, 2 vols, Paris, 1933', and dated ca. 1850.

Place of Origin

Egypt (possibly, drawn)
France (published)


1851 (published)


Bida, Alexandre, born 1813 - died 1895 (artist)
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Alex. Bida


Height: 57.3 cm Size of covers, Width: 38.9 cm

Descriptive line

Hand coloured lithograph entitled 'Anier' by Alexandre Bida, from 'Souvenirs D'Egypte', a volume of plates (25) including title-page, with descriptive text. Published in Paris, ca. 1851.




Lithography; Printing; Colouring

Subjects depicted

Ass; Driver


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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