Edward Lear, Wady Halfeh (1867)

Edward Lear, Wady Halfeh.
Signed with monogram, dated 1867 and inscribed with title, watercolour 11 x 17.5cm.

Wadi Halfa is in the Northern State of Sudan on the shore of Lake Nubia (Lake Nasser). Lear visited Egypt in 1866 and travelled down the Nile as far as Wadi Halfa from December 1866 to March 1867. In a letter to Chichester Fortescue in March 1867, Lear remarked upon the “sad, stern, uncompromising landscape” of Nubia with its “piles of granite rocks.”

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