• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 31

    Adham Wanly (Egyptian, 1908 - 1959)

    El-Sebou Temple In Nubia

    Price Realised  


    Adham Wanly (Egyptian, 1908 - 1959)
    El-Sebou Temple In Nubia
    signed 'Wanly' (lower left)
    oil on board
    19½ x 25½in. (49.4 x 65cm.)
    Painted in 1959

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    Seif and Adham Wanly both visited Upper Egypt and produced a series of paintings of the ancient sites and traditional villages on the banks of the Nile. The results are impressive, with the Wanly's refined, advanced aesthetic combining with traditionalist Egyptian themes.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    Rusdy Iskandar, Adham Wanly, Cairo, 1984 (illustrated in colour, no.37)
    Sobhy Al-Sharouny, A Museum in a Book: The Farsi Art Collection "The Egyptian Works" Owned by Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi, Cairo, 1998 (illustrated in colour, p.200 and illustrated p.186 ref 0/30)