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Frank Dillon (1823-1909
The Collection of Robert Shapazian
Frank Dillon (1823-1909

The Pyramids of Gizeh at Sunrise

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Frank Dillon (1823-1909
The Pyramids of Gizeh at Sunrise
signed with initals and dated 'F.D. 1855' (lower right); signed and inscribed 'No. 1 The Pyramids at Sunrise Frank Dillon' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
17 x 28 7/8 in. (43.2 x 73.4 cm.)
Painted in 1855.
Provenance
The Forbes Collection, Old Battersea House, London
Their sale; Christie's, London, 19 February 2003, lot 287
Private collection
Anon. sale; Bonhams, London, 17 December 2008, lot 60
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner
Exhibited
Mexico, Museo Nacional de San Carlos: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Espejismos del Medio Oriente: Delacroix a Moreau, 1999-2000, no. 24.

Lot Essay

Like many of the British Orientalists, Frank Dillon spent much of his life abroad, in Spain and Italy as well as Egypt and the Far East. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, mainly views of Egypt. This is a relatively early work by Dillon, who was trained by James Holland.

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