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The Fine Sale - April 25, 2024

Thu, Apr 25, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 514

Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950): The Royal Scribe Idu

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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Oil on canvas, 1925-1930, signed 'Joseph Lindon Smith' lower left.

33 x 24 in., 38 1/2 x 29 in. (frame). 

Note: Joseph Lindon Smith was trained at the Boston Museum School as a draughtsman and later painted monuments he saw on his travels throughout the world. Smith was particularly interested in Egypt and was a friend of many of the most renowned Egyptologists of the early 20th Century. His autobiography, Tombs, Temples and Ancient Art, describes the discoveries at which he was present and contains many entertaining anecdotes of the archaeologists he knew in Egypt.

Literature: Joseph Lindon Smith: Paintings from Egypt, catalogue of the exhibition at the Department of Egyptology, Brown University, October 8th - November 21st, 1998, Providence, Rhode Island, 1988, pl. 15.


In excellent condition.

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Peter Pelletier Fine Art, Inc., Peterborough, New Hampshire; Sold Sotheby's, NY, June 5, 2008, Lot 67.