PRINSEP William (1794-1842)
The Pyramids of Saqqara. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed on the original, attached backing ‘The land of Goshen / Bricks chiefly used / the chopped straw / peculiarly visible in them (left); Gizeh / 8 miles off (beneath distant pyramid) Pyramids of Sakhara / Cairo in the distance’. Exhibited: No.46 ‘The overland route of William Prinsep (1794-1874): A pictorial record of his journey across the desert from Koseir to Luxor and down the Nile to Cairo in 1842’, Martyn Gregory Gallery, 1984. 10x14 inches. Framed: 18x23.75 inches.

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