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Edward Lear
1812年生於倫敦,1888年卒於聖雷莫
THE COLOSSI OF MEMNON, THEBES, EGYPT
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and gum ararbic;
signed with the artist's monogram lower right: 1869 EL, inscribed and dated again lower left: Thebes 1854
177 by 377 mm.
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來源

Sir Franklin Lushington (1823-1901);
by family descent;
with Spink, London;
sale, London, Christie's, 7 June 2001, lot 168;
with Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

相關資料

Lear first visited Egypt in 1848 and returned on three further occassions over the following two decades. He travelled to Thebes during his penultimate visit in 1854.

The Colossi of Memnon are twin monolithic statues of King Amenhotep III (c. 1386 B.C.). Standing at 60 ft. high and 20 ft. wide, the colossi are believed to weigh 720 tons. They originally guarded the entrance to the mortuary temple of the monarch, which is now completely destroyed. Amenhotep became renowned for building grand monuments including the famous Temple of Amun at Luxor.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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