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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
PLOUGHING AT KOM-OMBO, EGYPT
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202

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
PLOUGHING AT KOM-OMBO, EGYPT
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
LONDON 1804 - 1876 WALTON-ON-THAMES
PLOUGHING AT KOM-OMBO, EGYPT
Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil;
signed lower right: JLewis / 1850, inscribed Kom-Ombo
369 by 534 mm
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Provenance

The artist's estate sale, London, Christie's, 4 May 1877, lot 169, possibly bt. Benson;
William Bowman;
his executors’ sale, London, Christie’s, 24 March 1893, lot 166;
sale, London, Christie's, 18 March 1980, lot 124;
sale, London, Christie's, 23 July 1985, lot 150;
with The Mathaf Gallery, London;
Private Collection, America

Catalogue Note

This drawing was made in 1850 at Kom Ombo, the great Egyptian ruins that lie on the banks of the Nile to the south of Edfu. In that year Lewis, who had been living in Cairo since 1841, made his only recorded voyage up the great river. We are grateful to Briony Llewellyn and Charles Newton for their help when cataloguing this lot.  

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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