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Description of material

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1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Horeau MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1839.

Extent Two portfolios.

2. Context

Name of creator Horeau, Hector (1801-1872).

Administrative and biographical history
French architect. Born, Versailles 1801. Died, Paris 1872. Trained at École des Beaux-Arts, 1819-22. Worked on the plates for Cailliaud's publication Voyage à Meroé (1826-7). Visited Egypt and Nubia, 1838. Made mainly architectural drawings and paintings during his time there, some of which were reproduced in his Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie (1841). Treasurer of the Société Asiatique, 1842. Horeau resumed his architectural career working in Paris and London. He won the best design for the Crystal Palace project in London, which in the event was not realised.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 207-8.

Custodial history In the possession of Dr T. Staines-Read.

Immediate source of acquisition The estate of Dr T. Staines-Read, 1967.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content 47 loose sheets of mounted drawings and watercolours.

System of arrangement Kept as received.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions.

Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material French.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids Catalogue and electronic publication.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Some of the drawings and paintings reproduced in the publication listed above.

(April 7, 2010)

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