Study of 'Girgeh'
English School, 19th century
Dimensions: 7.8 x 25 cm
Framed Dimensions: 17.4 x 35.5 cm
Study of 'Girgeh' from the sketchbook, 'Sketches in the East', of 'J.D.T', an as yet unidentified English watercolour artist. The city of Girga with its many minarets sits on the west bank of the River Nile. The approaches to this city have been famed for centuries for the beauty of the landscape and the area popular with watercolour artists of the 19th century. It may have been the site of Thinis, the capital of unified Egypt during the 1st and 2nd Dynasties and was certainly an important centre during the period of Ottoman rule. Titled 'Girgeh' and dated '11 Dec 1861', bottom left corner.