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Francis Bedford 
Giza. The Sphinx, the Great Pyramid, and Two of the Smaller Pyramids 
[Photographic Pictures Made By Mr. Francis Bedford During the Tour in the East in which, by command, he accompanied His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales] 
1862, 4 March (taken) 1862, July (printed, after) 
  
Albumen silver print 
22.9 x 29.3 cm 
  
National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada 
Purchased 1975, no. 20800.18 
  
 
LL/48735 
  
'We then proceeded on the dromedaries (not at all an unpleasant mode of conveyance) to the celebrated Pyramids of Ghizeh - They quite exceeded my expectations, & are certainly wonderful mementoes of our forefathers. We visited the Sphinx just before sunset, which is also very curious and interesting. We had a charming little encampment just below the Pyramids where we slept for the night' (Prince of Wales's diary, 4 March 1862).
 
A copy is in The Royal Collection (RCIN: 2700866) 
 

 
  
 
  
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