1802 Original Copper Engraving "Paintings of Thebes" from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 1351802 Original Copper Engraving "Paintings of Thebes" from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 1351802 Original Copper Engraving "Paintings of Thebes" from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 1351802 Original Copper Engraving "Paintings of Thebes" from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 1351802 Original Copper Engraving "Paintings of Thebes" from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 135

Title: Planches du Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (Pl.135)

Published : Paris France 1802 (First edition)

Size : 55 x 40 cm (15.7 x 21.7 inches)

Author / Artist: Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon

Description:

This original Copper Engraving is Page 135 of the famous Atlas "Travel in Low and High Egypt" - it shows different Paintings of a Temple in Thebes in Egypt.

Denon was invited to accompany Bonaparte during the French Expedition to Egypt - a staging post in Napoleon's campaign to wrest India from the British - Denon was forcibly struck by Egypt's architecture and found the opportunity of gathering the materials for his most important literary and artistic work. He accompanied General Desaix to Upper Egypt, and made numerous sketches of the monuments of ancient art, sometimes under the very fire of the enemy. On one occasion he worked for sixteen hours, while the windblown sand caused his eyelids to bleed. Upon his return to France, Denon published Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt. His insightful and deeply humane volume became an instant bestseller. The work crowned his reputation both as an archaeologist and as an artist, and sparked the Egyptian Revival in architecture and decorative arts. It also marks the beginning of modern Egyptology.

Condition: It is in good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures.

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Item ID: a34

1802 Original Copper Engraving "Paintings of Thebes" from Napoleons Travels to Egypt (Vivant Denon) Page 135

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