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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Colonnade of Isis headed columns in the Great Court of the Temple of Isis [Philae] 13 Mar 1862

RCIN 2700871

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Although the Prince wrote in his journal that he had a bad cold and couldn’t explore the ruins at Philae as much as he wanted, he watched Bedford take a series of views. He later noted, ‘Mr. Bedford, the photographer, who came fr. England with me & our party, took some very good views’. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862