Holman Hunt, William (1827-1910), 'The Desolation of Egypt', Etching, 1854/57

'The Desolation of Egypt', Etching, 1854/57

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The plate is lettered with the artist's name and the plate number (21). Printed on chine appliqué.

As published in 'Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club'.

An etching of the landscape around the Sphinx at Giza in the moonlight. From 1854 Holman Hunt made a number of trips to Egypt and Palestine to paint biblical scenes 'in situ'.

Image Size 3.75 x 10.4 cm
Chine Appliqué Size 4.3 x 10.8 cm
Plate Size 4.8 x 11.4 cm
Backing Sheet Size 26.8 x 36.5 cm
Reference Hartnoll 15
Collection British Museum, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York