Artwork of the month


July 2017 Archaeology

A Manuscript for the History of Ancient Egypt

An exciting new special exhibition partnership between the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art and Musée de Normandie at the Château de Caen focusing on the Norman passion for Egypt in the 19th century…a page from the very notebook written by the man who deciphered the Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion himself…and another fascinating link between Jean-François Champollion and the city of Geneva …

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Jean-François CHAMPOLLION
A Manuscript for the History of Ancient Egypt
Suggested to have been written in Turin, Italy, between July and December, 1824; edited and revised before 1826
Paper and ink
23.6 cm x 18.5 cm
FGA-ARCH-EG-0531

Geographic provenance
Turin, Italy

Provenance
Acquired on the European art market in the 1990’s

© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève. Photographer: G. Maillot / Agence point-of-views.ch
© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève. Photographer : G. Maillot / Agence point-of-views.ch

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