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Drawings of Egypt

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 117

Scope and Contents

A sketch book, 15" x 11", of 21 completed full-page pencil drawings, watercolours and wash drawings and 16 smaller or unfinished sketches of Egypt, each with a brief description and date. The drawings are chiefly of architectural remains. There is no signature or indication of the artist's identity.


  • Creation: 1839-01 - 1839-03

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1 album(s) (1 album) : art work

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 41

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 82.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Hodgson, 1914.


This collection level description was created by RAS.



Includes index.
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