Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)
View near el Kab, Wadi Hallal, Egypt
inscribed and dated 'near El Kab 25 Jany. 1867. 2.15. PM' (lower left) and numbered '(223)' (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour
3 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (8.6 x 25.1 cm.)
Lear visited Egypt for the third time in 1867, and this drawing was made on his journey south along the Nile towards the Second Cataract. For two other views from this tour, see lots 227 and 228.