Item Horeau MSS 38.1 - Hector Horeau Watercolour - Wadi Halfa

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Horeau MSS 38.1


Hector Horeau Watercolour - Wadi Halfa


  • 1838 (Creation)

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1 mounted watercolour

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In the possession of Dr T. Staines-Read.

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

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Loose mounted watercolour of a view of the second cataract at Wadi Halfa, with seated figures in the foreground. Along the bottom edge of the watercolour is a handwritten note: 'Nubie.R.O. Vue de la 2e cataracte prise du rocher des visiteurs à noms) en regardt le sud. 14 mai 1838'. On the mount is a handwritten note: 'Mr Horeau, arrivé à la 2e Cataracte, inscrit son nom sur un rocher', and on the verso: 'Haute-Egypte La 2e Cataracte, limite de l'Exploration de M. H. Horeau'.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • 25.2 by 17.2 cm

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  • Reproduced in the publication Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie (1841, fig. on p. 35 [verso]).
  • 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' (

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