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Title: Planches du Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (Pl.62)
Published : Paris France 1802 (First edition)
Size : circa 16 x 22 inches
Author / Artist: Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon
This original Copper Engraving is Page 62 of the famous Atlas "Travel in Low and High Egypt" - it shows two Views of Native People in Egypt. The first one shows a group of five natives sitting close to the Nile and the second one shows natives in the front with animals and a Pyramid in the background. It would look beautifully framed in one frame or in two different frames as a series.
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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Antique Print of Views of Native Egyptian in Nature with Pyramids - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon) 1802
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