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Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Near Bedrashein, Mit Rahneh, Egypt

inscribed, dated and numbered 'near Bedrasheyn.. Mitrakenny (sic). 2.30 PM. Jany 1. 1867. (14) ' and further inscribed with colour notes; pencil, pen and ink and watercolour with scratching out
2 1/4 x 8 5/8in. (57 x 219mm.)
Provenance
Sotheby's, 19 March 1970, in lot 36 with two others
With Agnew's

Lot Essay

This was done on Lear's third visit to Egypt, when he went up the Nile as far as the second Cataract. On the same day, 1st Ocober 1867, he did a drawing of the Pyramids at Giza at 9.30 a.m., numbered '6 (sold Sotheby's, 10 July 1986, lot 28). Bedrashein is a bit further south, near Memphis, and Mit Rahneh is between Memphis and Sakhara to the west
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