Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) The north entrance of the Temple of Luxor  23 x 30 cm. (9 x 11¾ in.) together with five sets of Egyptian landscape and figure studies
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Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) The north entrance of the Temple of Luxor 23 x 30 cm. (9 x 11¾ in.) together with five sets of Egyptian landscape and figure studies
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,814) inc. premium
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Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928)
The north entrance of the Temple of Luxor
inscribed 'Luxor' and dated '18 March 1874' (lower left); bears studio stamp (lower right)
watercolour over pencil
23 x 30 cm. (9 x 11¾ in.)
together with five sets of Egyptian landscape and figure studies
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Footnotes

  • This temple, built by Amenophis III (1390-1352 BC) and enlarged by Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC), was dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Ramesses placed two colossal seated statues of himself, wearing the double crown of upper and lower Egypt, at the entrance. These are the figures that Bridgman drew, still at the time largely buried. They were only fully excavated in the 1960s. To the right, inside the temple, beyond the great court of Ramesses II, are the columns which form part of the processional colonnade of Amenophis III.

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  • 4 unframed
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