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Ruins of the Temple, Kom Ombos, Upper Nile, Egypt

Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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David Roberts was born in Edinburgh, and started work as a house-painter and decorator, studying art in the evening. In 1822 he moved to London to pursue a career in art, becoming president of the Society of British Artists in 1831. During the early 1830s he began to produce the sketches of foreign lands that were to make him famous.

Touchstones Rochdale



Ruins of the Temple, Kom Ombos, Upper Nile, Egypt




oil on canvas


H 108.5 x W 150 cm

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gift from Robert Taylor Heape, 1903

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Touchstones Rochdale

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