Collection Horeau MSS - Hector Horeau Collection

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Horeau MSS

Title

Hector Horeau Collection

Date(s)

  • 1839 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

2 portfolios

Context area

Name of creator

(1801-1872)

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

In the possession of Dr T. Staines-Read.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The estate of Dr T. Staines-Read, 1967.

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Scope and content

Two portfolios with 45 loose sheets of mounted drawings and watercolours.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

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.

Language of material

  • French

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids

Catalogue.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

None.

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Publication note


  • 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).

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0518B