Thebes, Tombs of the Kings: entrance to Belzoni's Tomb

A watercolor drawing of the royal party visited the Tombs of the Kings, finding this entrance ‘very difficult & slippery’ . Signed & dated.

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 watercolors 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; she placed other drawings by Brierly in a separate album. 

 

Object Details

Thebes, Tombs of the Kings: entrance to Belzoni’s Tomb
 

Oswald Walters Brierly

1869

Drawings

Luxor

Watercolor

25.8 x 35.7 cm

The Victorian Watercolors 
 
 

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