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Egyptian Landscape

n.d. C. Morgan McIlhenney Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1858 Died: 1904 oil on canvas mounted on paperboard 12 x 9 3/8 in. (30.5 x 23.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Dr. William Henry Holmes 1930.12.41 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 11A


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This painting shows a monument on Philae Island in Egypt known as Trajan’s Kiosk, or Pharaoh’s Bed, which was built for the Roman emperor Trajan. During the nineteenth century, magazines such as Harper’s New Monthly often published engravings of foreign monuments and landscapes with articles on travel. Charles McIlhenney, like many other artists, may have painted ideal landscapes of distant countries based on these illustrations.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - classical - temple

Landscape - Egypt

Landscape - tree - palm tree

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

paperboard

About C. Morgan McIlhenney

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1858 Died: 1904

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