Item Carter MSS vii.2 - Howard Carter artworks: watercolour, 'Theban landscape with figures and tent'

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Carter MSS vii.2


Howard Carter artworks: watercolour, 'Theban landscape with figures and tent'


  • c. 1899-1939 (Creation)

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1 watercolour

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Archival history

Reported to have been hung above Howard Carter's desk in his house 'Carter Castle II' at Thebes. The house was bequeathed by Carter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Theban Expedition, who cleared the house in 1940 and shipped much of the documentation back to New York.
The watercolour was then in two private collections in the U.S.A.

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Donated by a private collector in the U.S.A.

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Howard Carter's watercolour of a 'Theban landscape with figures and tent'.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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  • 37.8 x 53.3
  • Not mounted, stored in enclosure.

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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.

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