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The Memnons, (painting)

Artist:
Hamilton, James
Subject:
Memnon
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 82 (Sale info: $100.00).
The portentous grandeur of the Egyptian scenes, illustrating the very majesty of desolation in colors that melt upon the vision like music on the ear, are as full of science as they are of soul; only great knowledge could tread in these perilous and critical places without a misstep into Bathos. [Pp. 3-4.] Round the decay/ Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,/ The lone and level Nile flows far away. [P. 15; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
Catalogue of Paintings: From the Studio of James Hamilton, R.A. Now arranged for Exhibition at No. 1220 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, where they will be sold at Auction on the evenings of April 21st & 22nd, 1875, under the Direction of Messrs. James S. Earle & Sons. J.M. Rutherford, Auctioneer. B. Scott, Jr. will conduct the sale. Philadelphia: McLaughlin Brothers, Book and Job Printers, 112 and 114 South Third Street. 1875.
Artist professional affiliation: P.A.
Topic:
Landscape--River--Nile River
Landscape--Egypt
Landscape--Foreign--Egypt
Literature--Poetry
Architecture--Monument--Statue
Portrait
Control number:
AECI 01340067
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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