Edward Lear, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt.
Titled Abu Simbl, dated 9-10AM, 9 Feby 1867, and numbered 382 once in pencil and once in ink, also inscribed with artist’s notes. Pen, brown ink, pencil and watercolour 25.5 x 54cm; 10 x 21¼in.
Agnews Mid 1960s The collection of Captain R. Gordon Canning Ian Cook, Exeter Christie’s, London, 10th December 2008, Lot 49.
Edward Lear arrived at Abu Simbel on 8th February 1867 on his 2nd tour of Egypt. This view is of the large Temple of Abu Simbel on the left and to the right the Facade of the small temple dedicated to Nefertari with Lake Nasser in the foreground