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Etching - The Abundance of Egypt

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1972P67
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1857 - 1857

Maker Information

Artist:William Holman Hunt - View biography for William Holman Hunt
Publisher:The Etching Club - View history


'The Abundance of Egypt' is catalogued as the second print to have been produced by Hunt. It was published in the portfolio 'Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club' in 1857.

There is a pencil sketch of this subject executed in Gizeh in April 1854 which is in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and which is turn is related to the painting of 'The Afterglow in Egypt', Southampton Art Gallery.

Purchased, 1972.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Etching and drypoint on paper, arched top.