Egyptian Landscape

  • C. Morgan McIlhenney, Egyptian Landscape, n.d., oil on canvas mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. William Henry Holmes, 1930.12.41

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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.

Title
Egyptian Landscape
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
12 x 9 3/8 in. (30.5 x 23.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dr. William Henry Holmes

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – tree – palm tree
  • Landscape – Egypt
  • Architecture Exterior – classical – temple
Object Number
1930.12.41
Palette
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