253. [Hypostyle Hall, Karnak.]
Colour lithograph on linen, 1200 x 900mm. A few signs of wear as is usual with these items, label with "3" pasted on top left, brown grease stain in sky.
The Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Karnak, made famous by David Roberts. The Working Mens Educational Union was a philanthropic society founded in 1853 to provide education to the working classes. This sheet would have been used in their lectures, held in various locations. They were printed on linen to avoid paper duty. Considering its purpose the colour is still surprisingly vivid, with the linen still strong.
[Ref: 6890] £150.00