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Creator:
John Frederick Lewis, 1804–1876, British
Title:
The Ramesseum at Thebes
Date:
between 1841 and 1851
Medium:
Watercolor, white gouache, black chalk and graphite with scratching out on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/4 × 20 1/8 inches (34.9 × 51.1 cm) and Frame: 23 1/4 × 29 1/4 × 1 1/4 inches (59.1 × 74.3 × 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1935
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | cage | camel (mammal) | desert | donkey | genre subject | hieroglyphics | men | ruins | temple | tent
Associated Places:
Africa | Egypt | Qina | Ramesseum | Thebes
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14)

Lure of the East - British Orientalist Painting (Sharjah Art Museum, 2009-02-18 - 2009-04-30)

Lure of the East - British Orientalist Painting (Pera Museum, 2008-09-26 - 2009-01-11)

Lure of the East - British Orientalist Painting (Tate Britain, 2008-06-04 - 2008-08-31)

Lure of the East - British Orientalist Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-02-07 - 2008-04-28)

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Publications:
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Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, v.1: p. 207, no. 442, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

The lure of the east : British Orientalist painting: wall labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, p. [91], V 2577 (YCBA) V 2577

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10743
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