Captives of Ramses II
Newman, an expatriate who had settled permanently in Florence about 1870, carried the Ruskinian watercolor tradition well into the twentieth century. After 1887 (the year of his first visit to Egypt) Newman’s lifestyle became increasingly nomadic; although Florence continued to be his home, he also lived for extended periods in Egypt until 1915. One of his favorite Egyptian sites was Abu Simbel, where he painted this ancient fragment of figures and hieroglyphs carved in stone.
- Artist: Henry Roderick Newman, American, 1843-1917
- Medium: Watercolor and graphite on paper
- Dates: 1907
- Dimensions: 20 x 40 1/16 in. (50.8 x 101.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed, dated, and inscribed lower left: "H R Newman / Abu Simbel / 1907"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 07.458
- Credit Line: Gift of Alfred T. White
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Henry Roderick Newman (American, 1843-1917). Captives of Ramses II, 1907. Watercolor and graphite on paper, 20 x 40 1/16 in. (50.8 x 101.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alfred T. White, 07.458
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)