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"Bakers and sweet-makers, Egypt, c 1798."


3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


"Engravings by Delaunay after Conte showing a maker of sweet cakes (top left); a confectioner or patissier (top right); a miller (bottom left); and a baker (bottom right). Taken 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', published in Paris in 1809-1830. The book is a description of the life and culture in Egypt during the time of Napoleon's 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. "

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