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Cliffs at Deir el Bahri, Egypt

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
1890–91
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (34.9 x 62.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This unfinished landscape is believed to represent the cliffs at Deir el Bahri, near Thebes, Egypt. Its identification is based on the individuality of the rock formations and crown of the cliffs. The work most likely dates from Sargent's trip to Egypt in 1890-91.
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