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The Pyramids At Gizeh

Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851) After Barry, Charles, (English, 1795-1860)


Turner never visited Egypt. But his popularity in 1832 was such that, when the publisher William Finden decided to issue his Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, he engaged the renowned Turner whose participation would guarantee sales. Finden handed Turner a pencil outline made of the site in 1819 by the explorer-draughtsman Sir Charles Barry. Turner improved upon it in watercolor.

Object Information

artist
Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)
After Barry, Charles (English, 1795-1860)
creation date
about 1832
materials
watercolor on white paper
dimensions
5-1/4 x 8 in.
accession number
72.185
credit line
Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Hugo O. Pantzer by their children
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors