Two studies of sites beside the River Nile
English School, 19th century
Dimensions: 11.7 x 17.5 cm
Framed Dimensions: 21.2 x 27 cm
Study from the sketchbook, 'Sketches in the East', of 'J.D.T', an as yet unidentified English watercolour artist. The upper vignette shows a calm scene of a village on the banks of the Nile, a minaret rising amongst the palm trees, feluccas sailing past. Below a more barren landscape beside the river. A scene from below the city of Girga on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt. The city may have been the site of Thinis, the capital of unified Egypt during the 1st and 2nd Dynasties.
Inscribed 'Village above Kaffin Ten(?)' and dated '12 Nov 1861' to the bottom left of the upper vignette and 'Below Girgeh' bottom left.