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View of a Gateway to a Temple

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View of a Gateway to a Temple
View of a Gateway to a Temple
US$250.00

View of a Gateway to a Temple

71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches).
Thebes, Karnak
Vue Des Propylees Prise Du Sud

Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.
Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.
This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 Napoleon commissioned a vast expedition of the finest scholars,scientists and artists to accompany his army on his campaign to conquer Egypt. Their mission was to study all aspects of Egypt and document their findings, which resulted in 16 massive volumes. The beauty of engravings, and their very large size makes Description de l'Égypte an exceptional work.

In 2016, Sothebys of London sold a full set of Description de l'Egypte for GBP 320,750 (US $442,000). Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of these rare, beautiful and important antique engravings.

Style
Date Made1800-1849
Paper Size71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)
ShapePortrait
Main ColorBlack/White
Size CategoryGreater than 51cm [20 inches]