Dealers are staging and supporting exhibitions of ancient Egyptian art to commemorate these events.
Shapero Rare Books, Paul Reeves and C20 Vintage Fashion are among those that have contributed stock to the loan exhibition Visions of Ancient Egypt at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, running from September 3-January 1. The show comprises 150 objects that reflect how art and culture have been influenced by ancient Egypt. Next year it will move to Newcastle.
Call to collectors
The museum put out a call to collectors and the trade earlier this year (ATG No 2532) and many responded. Among the highlights is an illustrated 1929 edition of Théophile Gauthier’s novel Le roman de la momie from Shapero Rare Books and two Victorian hangings from Paul Reeves.
Rupert Wace is sending up several watercolours by Howard Carter and photographs by Harry Burton of the excavation from his personal collection to join the show. Unlike those items mentioned above, these will not go on offer following Visions…, but are part of an assortment built up over a number of years.
Over the summer, these pictures starred in Avoiding Oblivion, a special loan exhibition within Masterpiece London, the art and antiques fair.
The multi-media show was curated by Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling of Factum Arte and placed 500 years of works influenced by ancient Egypt around a plan of the tomb.
Among the exhibits were 14 watercolours by Carter of the discoveries and 50 Burton photographs. The show was dedicated to the fair’s late chairman Philip Hewat-Jaboor, who had worked on it as well.
Finally, works are available from the catalogue of “Yes, wonderful things” Egyptian Art from 3000-100BC. Staged by Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch in collaboration with Claire Brown Art, the show ran in July and was well received with many works going to new homes. The full catalogue is available online.