Weaver's workshop, Egypt, c 1798.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Weaver's workshop, Egypt, c 1798.

Schroeder

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Description

Engraving by Schroeder and Voysard after Conte, from 'Description de l'Egypte, ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont ete faites en Egypte pendant l'Expedition de l'Armee Francaise', (Paris, 1809-1830). The book, ('Description of Egypt' in English), documents Napoleon's (1769-1821) military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798. Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825) headed a group of the leading scholars, artists and scientists of the day who accompanied the expedition. To the left, weavers sit at looms weaving cloth; to the right, workers are spinning cotton into thread.
 

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