Return from Luxor

A pencil and watercolour drawing showing a cavalcade of fifty people, mounted on donkeys, who visited the Tombs of the Kings on 17 February. Dated and inscribed “Luxor 17 Feby”.

Sir Oswald Walters Brierly accompanied the Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and Alexandra, Princess of Wales on a tour of Egypt in 1869. The party set off from Trieste on 27 January and left for Alexandria two days later. Brierly made several drawings of the trip, including drawings made from the boat, and watercolours made in Egypt. Many of these drawings were placed in the ‘Souvenir Album’ series in the Royal Library in the 1930s. Brierly also gave Princess Alexandra lessons on the trip

Object Details

Return from Luxor

Sir Oswald Walters Brierly





Pencil and watercolor 

9.8 x 16.7 cm

The Royal Collection