Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
The Temple of Edfu
Temple of Edfu
345 x 460 mm
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1928.
Signed in pencil and numbered.
Published by the Fine Art Society in an edition of 75.
A dedicated proof, inscribed to Mrs Russell Young – with Mr & Mrs Walcot’s best
wishes, Christmas 1931. On wove paper watermarked ‘Hand Made’.
Mount stained in the margins beyond the mount opening.
Information about the Print
The peristyle courtyard behind the entrance pylons.
A magnificent palanquin with feathered fans is being carried into the temple through the portal, suggesting a visit from the Pharaoh.
Ptolomaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, the best preserved
of all Egyptian temples, was the subject of two
plates. The other, The
Caravan, see previous
item, was smaller and showed the exterior view
of the entrance pylons, with a more modern day/Arab
accompaniment of a camel train.
monumental remains of the ancient Mediterranean
world fascinated Walcot and inspired him to pictorially
recreate them as they were when built and ceremoniously
had a one-man show at the Fine Art Society in
1928 of his Impressions of Egypt.