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Edward Lear
CAIRO - THE TOMBS OF THE MAMLUKS IN THE CITY OF THE DEAD WITH THE SALADIN CITADEL BEYOND
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Edward Lear
CAIRO - THE TOMBS OF THE MAMLUKS IN THE CITY OF THE DEAD WITH THE SALADIN CITADEL BEYOND
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2 0003 000
Lot. Vendu 5,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
CAIRO - THE TOMBS OF THE MAMLUKS IN THE CITY OF THE DEAD WITH THE SALADIN CITADEL BEYOND
Pen and brown ink and wash;
inscribed and dated, lower right: Cairo. 10 January 1869 / Windy!! / 12., further inscribed with colour notes
244 by 454 mm
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Provenance

Possibly, M. Clarke, Cambridge, by 1939 (according to a label verso)

Description

Lear was undoubtedly captivated by Cairo, making numerous trips there and exclaiming it to be astonishing, exotic and colourful. The present sheet illustrates the Tombs of the Mamluks in the City of the Dead, an Islamic necropolis and cemetery situated at the foot of the Mokattam Hills in south-eastern Cairo. Beyond is the Saladin Citadel, a medieval Islamic fortification built between 1176 and 1183, and in the foreground Lear depicts numerous figures and camels.

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