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Façade of an Egyptian temple structure in a state of partial ruin.
Antonio Beato
Temple of Kalabsha
albumen print on paper
10 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in (26.67 cm x 20.64 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);10 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in (26.67 cm x 20.64 cm);15 1/16 in x 11 1/2 in (38.26 cm x 29.21 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
View of an Egyptian temple and palm trees seen from below.
Antonio Beato
Pharoah's Bed, Island of Philae
albumen print on paper
11 7/16 in x 14 15/16 in (29.05 cm x 37.94 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56.04 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
Paul Sandby
Arch of Augustus
etching and aquatint on paper
11 3/4 in. x 18 in. ( 29.9 cm x 45.7 cm )
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
Paul Sandby
Tomb of Theodoric
etching and aquatint on paper
11 1/2 in. x 18 in. ( 29.2 cm x 45.7 cm )
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
This photograph depicts a panorama view of a palatial structure with archways and two domed watchtowers on its roof. Before the structure stand two figures talking and a garden full of trees and potted plants.
Samuel Bourne
The Fort -Agra- Palace of Akhar (marble)/ Taj in distance
albumen print on paper
14 5/8 in x 18 in (37.2 cm x 45.7 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56.04 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
A fallen man in the red coat of the 18th c. British military officer lies face down in a landscape. To the left, holding his hand, is a grieving widow and infant son. Behind the grouping is a landscape that opens off to the left with the reddish glow of continued combat. Behind the figures, a drapery has been set in the trees to frame the grouping and separate it from the distant landscape behind them.
Joseph Wright of Derby
The Dead Soldier
oil on canvas
65 in x 78 in x 5 in (165.1 cm x 198.12 cm x 12.7 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund and anonymous individual benefactors
Thomas Rowlandson
A Petitioner
ink and watercolor on toned paper
11 11/16 in. x 7 5/8 in. ( 29.69 cm x 19.37 cm )
Museum Purchase
Egyptian temple seen from a slightly oblique angle.
Antonio Beato
Temple of Dendera
albumen print on paper
7 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in (20 cm x 26.04 cm);10 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in (26.04 cm x 20 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
A.W.A. Plâté
Palm Trees, Ceylon
double carbon transfer print on paper
11 7/16 in x 8 3/4 in (29.05 cm x 22.23 cm);20 1/8 in x 16 1/8 in (51.12 cm x 40.96 cm);13 3/4 in x 10 5/8 in (34.92 cm x 26.99 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
The Roman emperor Vespasian sits in an interior receiving a document from a standing figure to the right of the composition.  The emperor is dressed in a white robe and sits on a red chair to the left of the composition.  The interior is largely dark, with the exception of the emperor, whose figure is brightly lit.<br />The painting is in the original frame, which is constructed to resemble a Roman Temple with base, entablature, and fluted ionic pilasters.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Vespasian hearing from one of his generals of the taking of Jerusalem by Titus
oil on panel
34 1/16 in. x 27 13/16 in. x 2 13/16 in. ( 86.5 cm x 70.6 cm x 7.1 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Sir Frank William Brangwyn
The Bridge at Alcantara, Sicily
aquatint and etching on paper
12 ¾ in x 15 11/16 in (32.38 cm x 39.85 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56.04 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Landscape view from the perspective of a ruin in the foreground. A village of white buildings is visible in the background, at the foot of two hills.
Francis Frith
View at Hebron
albumen print on paper
12 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in (31.7 cm x 43.9 cm);14 in x 18 in (35.56 cm x 45.72 cm)
Gift of Frederick P. and Amy McCombs Currier

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Part of 3 Learning Collections

74 Collection Object Sources

Arch of Augustus (2005/1.436)
Tomb of Theodoric (2005/1.440)
The Dead Soldier (2006/1.156)
A Petitioner (1948/2.17)
Temple of Dendera (1980/1.155)
View at Hebron (1988/1.94.1-2)
Stream, India (1989/1.50)
Venice (1931.11)
The Memnonium, Thebes (1988/1.96.1-2)
Luxor (1980/1.156)
Mount Etna (1949/2.97)
Penzance (1988/1.106)
Mongol Woman (1988/2.17)
Landscape (2008/2.353)
Maori Girl (1989/1.49)
Windsor Castle (1979/2.106)
Native Bazaar (1995/1.74)

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