Item Bonomi MSS 49.26 - Egypt. Red Sea Coast. Gebel el-Zeit. Hasan on his dromedary.

Original Digital object not accessible

Identity area

Reference code

Bonomi MSS 49.26

Title

Egypt. Red Sea Coast. Gebel el-Zeit. Hasan on his dromedary.

Date(s)

Level of description

Item

Extent and medium

1 item

Context area

Name of creator

(1796-1878)

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

"Hasan on his dromedary" with another man on foot passing by a large bird nest at Gebel el-Zeit, on the Red Sea Coast:
-pencil sketch/tracing on tracing paper
-mounted
-31.1 x 18.6 cm

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

  • The nest was probably seen by James Burton or Charles Humphreys in 1823; Joseph Bonomi could have not been at Gebel el-Zeit as he did not arrive in Cairo and meet Burton and Humphreys until November 1824. He could have copied something drawn by either of them.
  • Different versions, including two pencil drawings and a partial sketch, in the "Album of drawings of Egyptian subjects" by Joseph Bonomi at the Victoria and Albert Museum (see http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O139782/album-of-drawings-of-egyptian-drawings-bonomi-joseph/) [perhaps by Charles Humphreys].
  • Two other watercolour versions in a Bonhams sale in 2009, and now in a private collection in Madrid (Spain) [attributed to Joseph Bonomi].
  • Another watercolour version in the Burton collection at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery [attributed to James Burton, although perhaps by Charles Humphreys].
  • Another watercolour version with the family [presumably by Joseph Bonomi].
  • We are grateful to Neil Cooke for this additional information.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places