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Circle of Edward Lear
Mid 19th Century British watercolour of the Nile in Karnac, Luxor, Egypt




• Circle of Edward Lear (British, 1812 – 1888) Traders on the nile at Karnac Inscribed and dated ‘Kanek.Nile.1847’ Pencil and watercolour on paper 7.1/4 x 11.3/8 in. (18.4 x 29 cm.) This very delicate and detailed study shows life on the Nile in the 18th Century. The artist has spent a good deal of time on the tiny figures in the distance wand has very skilfully depicted not only the figures and camels but also the feluccas moored on the banks of the Nile, ready to be loaded or unloaded.


  • Creator
    Circle of Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)
  • Creation Year
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.25 in. (18.42 cm)Width: 11.38 in. (28.91 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The paper has a few creases, possible grease spot / fox marks. The paper has oxidised but will come up very well if taken to a restorer. Otherwise in good condition. In a cream wash-lined mount behind glass in a simple giltwood frame with chips and.
  • Gallery Location
    Petworth, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU54035245242

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