Ombos, Upper Egypt
Anton Schranz (Ochsenhausen, Austria 1769 - Malta 1839)
One of a set of landscapes; watercolour on paper. A river scene with a group of figures gathered by the shore of the Nile. On the Nile to the right is a long row boat with folded sails and passengers, two boats with masts to the left and on the other side of the Nile is a ruined temple with fluted columns built into the bank. A small tower with a square window stands to the right. 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