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Artist: Fayn after Devilliers and Jollois
Title: Egyptian capitals & reliefs, Esne
Method: Line engraving
Size: 590mm by 430mm (platemark)
Id Number: 00131
Description: 'Details d'architecture et bas-reliefs du temple au nord d'Esne'
From 'Description de l'Egypte' published after Napoleon's expedition to colonize Egypt in 1798. Napoleon included a number of artists in his army, who were instructed to record modern and ancient Egyptian society. The resulting works formed an important historical account of Egypt, with detailed and accurate depictions of monuments, cities and architecture.
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