1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)

Published : Paris France 1802 (First edition)

Size : 16 x 22 inches

Author / Artist: Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon

Engraver: Perrier

Description:

This original Copper Engraving is Page 47 of the famous Atlas "Travel in Low and High Egypt" - it shows Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor. It would look even more beautiful after being framed in one frame or in different frames as a series.

Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

About the Engraver:

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.

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Item ID: f415

1802 Engraving of Views of the Ancient Egyptian City of Luxor - Original Copper Engraving from "Napoleons Travels to Egypt" (Vivant Denon)

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