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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

View from Mosque of Mehemet Ali, M. of S. Hasan [Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo] 3 March 1862

RCIN 2700862

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The Prince of Wales climbed to the roof of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali to admire the view across the city. He wrote in his journal, ‘we had a splendid view of the town & country & the Pyramids in the distance fr. the roof’. Here Bedford includes the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, built in the mid-fourteenth century. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862