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This 105+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Kelly, R. Talbot. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Kelly, Robert Talbot
Robert Talbot Kelly (R.G. Kelly Jnr.) (1861-1934) was a painter, writer and illustrator who is most known for his Oriental Landscapes. Inspired by his world travels, this artist was best known for his works concerning Northern Africa and Burma (Myanmar). Son of the artist Robert George Kelly, Robert Talbot originally worked under the nom de plume R.G. Kelly Jnr. to gain traction in the art world. This pseudonym was discarded once he began writing travelogues and other books of ethnic studies which he illustrated himself. His writing and his paintings revealed a love and respect for the cultures he was bringing to the Western audiences for which he published. By the end of his career his work had earned him memberships to The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, The Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Geographical Society; an excellent list of accolades to compliment a lifetime of travel and artistry.
Keywords specific to this image: Elephantine Islands, Mountains, Upper Nile, Lower Nile, Sailboats, Tibbin, ruins