Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) An Egyptian doorway; Tombs of the Kings, Thebes; Tom
Lot 60
Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) Tombs of the Kings, Thebes; A doorway; Grottoes, El-Maragha 12.7 x 9 cm. (5 x 3½ in.); 9.5 x 15.3 cm. (3¾ x 6 in.); 10 x 16 cm. (4 x 6¼ in.)
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,813) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928)
Tombs of the Kings, Thebes; A doorway; Grottoes, El-Maragha
extensively inscribed, dated 'March 27 1874' (lower right) and bears gallery stamp (lower left); inscribed with title, dated '15 Jan 1874' (lower left) and bears gallery stamp (lower right); dated '29 March 1874' (lower left), inscribed with title and bears gallery stamp (lower right)
pencil and watercolour (2); pencil and watercolour heightened with white
12.7 x 9 cm. (5 x 3½ in.); 9.5 x 15.3 cm. (3¾ x 6 in.); 10 x 16 cm. (4 x 6¼ in.)
together with two smaller watercolours by the same hand (5)

Footnotes

  • The remote, arid Valley of the Kings in the hills on the west bank of the Nile contains the tombs of most of the Pharaohs from the late 16th to the mid-11th Centuries B.C. The tombs were hewn far into the cliffs, with passages, stairways, pillared halls and burial chambers carved and painted with mythological scenes and texts. Bridgman took this view on an excursion during his outward journey. The scene is from a viewpoint on a track high above the valley, looking north-east towards the distant plain, with the Nile and the east bank just visible on the horizon.
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