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Artist: Allais after Dutertre
Title: Egyptian tomb paintings, Thebes
Method: Line engraving with original hand-colouring
Size: 580mm by 430mm
Id Number: 00132
Description: 'Thebes. Byban el Molouk'
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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