16 April 1997
French School, circa 1800
Views in Egypt: The Bath of Alexandria; The old Port of Alexandria; and The Tower of Morette
inscribed 'Egypte Entrée du Bain d'alexandrie et l'intérieur de La tour ... au 6me.' (1), 'Egypte Vue d'alexandrie du coté du port Vieux au 9me.' (2) and 'Egypte vue de la tour debaumandeur près Morette au 6m.' (3) on the mounts
black chalk, pen and grey ink, grey wash
217 x 202 mm. and smaller (3)
Nicos Dhikeos (his mark, not in Lugt).
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These drawings are probably related to the Monuments de l'Egypte, the project begun by the members of the scientific commitee travelling in Egypt with Bonaparte during the latter's expedition in 1798.
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