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Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808-1894)

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Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808-1894)

On the Outskirts of Cairo

signed and dated 'C. Werner f. 1864'; pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with gum arabic on paper
18¾ x 25 3/8in. (47.7 x 64.4cm.)

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Our work depicts Cairo looking south from the outskirts, with the Moqattan hills on the left, and the Citadel with the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the centre (on the horizon). The buildings in the near-centre are the medieval city.
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