John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Oil on canvas
13 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (34.9 x 62.9 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
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.
the artist, until died 1950; his sister, Violet Sargent (Mrs. Francis Ormond), London, 1925–1950