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Captives of Ramses II

Henry Roderick Newman

American Art

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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.
MEDIUM Watercolor and graphite on paper
DATES 1907
DIMENSIONS 20 × 40 1/16 in. (50.8 × 101.8 cm) frame: 20 × 40 1/16 × 2 1/4 in. (50.8 × 101.8 × 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed, dated, and inscribed lower left: "H R Newman / Abu Simbel / 1907"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alfred T. White
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Henry Roderick Newman (American, 1843–1917). Captives of Ramses II, 1907. Watercolor and graphite on paper, 20 × 40 1/16 in. (50.8 × 101.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alfred T. White, 07.458 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.458_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 07.458_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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