Found project: Luxor Temple


    Project : Luxor Temple

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 16-12th c. BC

    Locality : Luxor

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “One of the finest of Martin’s watercolours is of the Colossi of Memnon staring across the flooded plain to the sunrise. Martin wrote to his parents: ‘to jump up to see the sunrise without any intrusive recollection of the follies of the night before is a new life I find very enjoyable.’ Across the river he painted the Luxor temple: commenting on the French removal of one of a pair of obelisks at the entrance he wondered, ‘why do we not put a small postscript to their story and take the other which is equally fine, and put it in the Park to remind the world of the little circumstance that though they did conquer the country from the Arabs – they were speedly picked out by the English’”

    Searight, Sarah, A Naval tourist 1834-1840: Captain Henry Byam Martin, in Travellers in Egypt, ed. Paul and Janet Starkey, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1998, p. 143.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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