- 1839 (Creation)
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Name of creator
French architect. Born, Versailles 1801. Died, Paris 1872. Trained at École des Beaux-Arts, 1819-22. Worked on the plates for Cailliaud's publication <i>Voyage à Meroé</i> (1826-7). Visited Egypt and Nubia, 1839. Made mainly architectural drawings and paintings during his time there, some of which were reproduced in his <i>Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie</i> (1841). Treasurer of the Société Asiatique, 1842. Horeau resumed his architectural career working in Paris and London. He won the best design for the Crystal Palace project in London, which in the event was not realised.
In the possession of Dr T. Staines-Read.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The estate of Dr T. Staines-Read, 1967.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Two portfolios with 45 loose sheets of mounted drawings and watercolours.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
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Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
-Some of the drawings and paintings reproduced in the publication <i>Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie</i> (1841).
-Published online in 2010 on the Griffith Institute website: 'Watercolours of Egypt made by Hector Horeau in 1838, now in the Archive of the Griffith Institute' (http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4horeau_intro.html).