Cataracts of the Nile
Anton Schranz (Ochsenhausen, Austria 1769 - Malta 1839)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
1841 - 1842
Paper, Watercolour paint
350 x 425 mm
Place of origin
AustriaOrder this image
One of a set of landscapes; watercolour on paper. A landscape with a large outcrop of rock in the centre and one beside it to the left. In the background a stretch of the Nile is visible with rocks protruding from it. Mounted within frame.
Thomas Legh (1792-1857) travelled extensively in the Middle East and Egypt in the early 19th century. He produced his own drawings of this but they did not survive. In 1841 Viscount Castlereagh undertook a similar journey and he employed Anton Schranz to produce a record of his travels. He had them bound into a series of portfolios, the second one (this one) has been framed and used to be displayed in the Bright Gallery.
Marks and inscriptions
The National Trust / Paper Conservation / Reference no. P90/78 / Date completed May 90 / Signature M. Goodwin / (black ink on label on frame)
Makers and roles
Anton Schranz (Ochsenhausen, Austria 1769 - Malta 1839), artist