Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Philae is the jewel of the Nile. The basin of black, jagged mountains; the hem of the emerald at their feet sprinkled with clusters of palm, and here and there the pillar or wall of a temple: of these it is the center as it was once the radiant focus of their beauty."--Bayard Taylor: Journey to Central Africa. The temples are of Ptolemaic times, and of course modern for Egypt, although traces of earlier buildings are still discoverable. The ruins are stately and imposing, and one row of thirty columns yet stands. [P. 4.] Medals, 1848, '65. [P. 38.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.