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    Sale 5406

    19th Century European Art

    1 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 178

    Augustus Osborne Lamplough (British, 1877-1930)

    Crossing the Nile at dusk; Philae at dusk; A felucca on the upper Nile; and The entrance of Temple of Philae

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    Augustus Osborne Lamplough (British, 1877-1930)
    Crossing the Nile at dusk; Philae at dusk; A felucca on the upper Nile; and The entrance of Temple of Philae
    all signed 'A Lamplough' (lower left); the latter inscribed 'On the upper Nile' (lower right)
    watercolour
    9¼ x 24¼ in. (23.5 x 60.7 cm.); 8¾ x 23 in. (22.3 x 58.4 cm.) and 8½ x 23 in. (21.6 x 58.5 cm.)
    four in the lot (4)


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    Augustus Lamplough's early works depict cathedral interiors and Venetian scenes, but after a visit to Algeria, Morocco and Egypt he turned exclusively to Orientalist subjects. After 1905 he primarily focused on painting views of the desert, the Nile and Cairo street scenes. His skillfully applied washes of watercolour create evocative views of sandstorms and water tinged with the changing colours of the sky. As evident in the present works, Lamplough used a very distinctive backhand signature. He enjoyed success during his career and was particulalry favoured by royal patrons, such as King Edward II, Queen Alexandra, the Queen of Spain and the Queen of Greece.

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