Pont d'El-Kantara, Constantine, Algeria
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This is one of a group of watercolours and drawings produced by Robert Elwes recording scenes witnessed on his world tour (1848-1850). These form the basis of printed illustrations for his travelogue 'A Sketcher's Tour Round the World', published 1854. "We encamped for the night taking up our quarters behind a huge stone which had rolled down from the mountains. Beneath this boulder I spread my ponchos and slept soundly being heartily tired, as the slow pace of the mules was more fatiguing than the galloping on the plains". (Extract from Robert Elwes’ travelogue 'A Sketcher's Tour Round the World', p145).