Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Interior sketch of Mosque, Cairo

Date

c.1870

Artist

Collection

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This is a page from a sketchbook belonging to Robert Elwes (19"x12" with a marbled cover). Dated c.1870, the watercolours record scenes in Cairo (Egypt) and Suffolk (England). [Robert Elwes Marbled Sketchbook No. 4]

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Location

Mosque of Muhammad Ali, El-Khalifa, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

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The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816.