London, April 17th. 1889 Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 25 New Bond Street, W. Copyright Entered to Act of Congress in the 1889 by Frank Hunter Potter in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U.S.A.
Mixed-method engraving. Signed artist's proof. 1110 x 622mm. 43¾ x 24½". Uncut. Occasional staining outside of image area.
Edwin Long (1829-1891) was born in Bath, had an early and precocious talent for drawing, studied at the RA Schools from 1849, and also was a student under John Phillip, who encouraged him to travel. in 1874 he visited Egypt and Syria, and this was the start of his career as an Orientalist painter. He developed a rich, exotic style, strong in detail and often on canvases of large size, allowing him to show long processions, enormous palaces or sweeps of mountains on an epic scale. His best years were in the 1870s-80s, when he was a popular, successful artist specialising in biblical stories and life in ancient Egypt. He became ARA in 1876 and RA in 1881. The painting is part of the collection in the Russell Coates Museum, Bouremouth, England.
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