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date: 06 December 2019

Hay, Robertlocked


British, 19th century, male.

Born 6 January 1799, in Duns Castle (Berwickshire), Scotland; died 1863.

Draughtsman, collector.

Robert Hay travelled to Egypt in 1924 as part of a customary 'grand tour' in keeping with family tradition. He was accompanied by the sculptor Joseph Bonomi who was charged with recording the sites visited during his travels. An accomplished draughtsman, Hay soon joined Bonomi in producing meticulous records of the tombs, temples, and principal monuments along the Nile. Before long, he rounded up a team of artists and architects to contribute to this accurate copy work while he turned his attention to recording panoramic landscape views. In ...

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