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Reference number

ADD2

Purpose

Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878), Volume entitled Egyptian Drawings / from the/ British Museum / by / Joseph Bonomi / 1861

Inscribed

Volume entitled Egyptian Drawings/from the/British Museum/by/Joseph Bonomi/1861

Signed and dated

1861

Medium and dimensions

Pencil & coloured washes (180 x120) under the eye and in companionship with our

Hand

Joseph Bonomi (09/10/1796 - 03/03/1878)

Notes

Pencil & coloured washes (180 x120)
A letter from Emily Sharpe, dated June 12 1910, presenting the volume to the Museum in that year, notes that the drawings were `done under the eye and in companionship with our father [Samuel Sharpe], in the intention of their together making an illustrated Catalogue of the Egyptian Rooms in the British Museum’ [AL 34A]

Level

Drawing

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