Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) Luxor; Kom Ombo; A figure resting by a burial temple
Lot 59
Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) The entrance of the Temple of Luxor, showing the Eastern Obelisk; Kom Ombo; A figure resting by a burial temple 19 x 12.7 cm. (7½ x 5 in.); 16 x 12.7 cm. (6¼ x 5 in.); 12.7 x 19.5 cm. (5 x 7¾ in.)
Sold for £1,140 (US$ 1,783) inc. premium

Lot Details
Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928)
The entrance of the Temple of Luxor, showing the Eastern Obelisk; Kom Ombo; A figure resting by a burial temple
inscribed 'Luxor', dated '15 March 1874' (lower left) and bears gallery stamp (lower right); inscribed 'Egypt/Kom Ombo' (lower right) and dated '2 March 1874' (lower left); bears gallery stamp (lower right)
pencil and wash heightened with white; pencil and watercolour (2)
19 x 12.7 cm. (7½ x 5 in.); 16 x 12.7 cm. (6¼ x 5 in.); 12.7 x 19.5 cm. (5 x 7¾ in.)
(3)

Footnotes

  • The pink granite obelisk seen here to the left is one of a pair which were erected by Ramesses II in front of the entrance pylons of the temple. It is 25 metres in height. The western obelisk was removed and re-erected in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, in 1836.
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