V&A Search the Collections

Hieroglyphic Inscription of Sesostris. Seen From The Nahr El Kelb

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lebanon (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1833 (drawn)
    ca. 1834 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bracebridge, Selina (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand coloured lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 47

  • Physical description

    Hand coloured lithograph depicting the hieroglyphic inscription of Sesostris, an ancient king of Egypt, near a river in Lebanon. It is a version of a sketch from Bracebridge's album, 'Six View in Lebanon'. Lettered with title and signed by the artist.

  • Marks and inscriptions

    Sketched From Nature & on Stone by Mr. S. Bracebridge

    Printed by Graf & Soret
    Lettered and scored through with brown ink

  • Dimensions

    Height: 18.9 cm, Width: 27 cm

  • Descriptive line

    Hand coloured lithograph by Selina Bracebridge entitled 'Hieroglyphic Inscription of Sesostris. Seen From The Nahr El Kelb', probably from a series entitled 'Six Views in Lebanon'. British School, ca. 1833.

  • Collection code

    Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection