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The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx

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The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx 1858

Not on display

Francis Frith was able to create images of the ancient grandeur of Egypt by focussing on the exquisitely rendered ruin or the archaeological site. He was catering for a fast-growing tourist market of educated Europeans who wanted to experience the eternal pyramids, jealously guarded by the silent sphinxes.


  • Acc. No. PGP R 175.16
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 38.50 x 49.50 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985