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John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
THE HYPAETHRAL TEMPLE AT PHILAE, UPPER EGYPT
Estimation
12 00018 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
39
John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
THE HYPAETHRAL TEMPLE AT PHILAE, UPPER EGYPT
Estimation
12 00018 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
1804-1876
THE HYPAETHRAL TEMPLE AT PHILAE, UPPER EGYPT

Provenance

Artist's studio sale, Christie’s, 5 July 1855, lot 137, as ‘The Hypaethral Temple, at Philae' A very elaborate and beautiful work ‘, to ‘Col’ (probably Colnaghi) for £12 12; 
Sotheby's, 9 November 1995, lot 157

Exposition

London, The Fine Art Society, Spring ‘96, no.16;
London, The Fine Art Society, Style: Art & Design 1830-1880, 1998, no.17

Description

John Frederick Lewis spent ten years in Egypt arriving there in late 1841. However, it was not until 1850 that he made a trip along the Nile visiting, Edfou, Thebes and Philae. The Temple at Philae, also known as the Bed of the Pharaoh, dates from the Roman period, built under Emperor Trajan (A.D. 98-117). It was intended as a monumental entrance to the temples on the island of Philae but was never completed.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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