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Lot No.
A Courtyard, Cairo
signed, inscribed and dated  'R. Phene Spiers, Cairo, 1868'
13 x 9 1/4 in  (33.1 x 23.5cm)

For another comparable work by the artist titled 'A Courtyard of a House, Cairo' cf. Bonhams, December 12th 2006. lot 507

Richard Spiers trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and later in the office of the architect Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt. As a young architect he travelled to Egypt, Syria and the Middle East. There he visited amongst other locations, Damascus (where he painted the Great Khan), Palmyra and the Temple of Jupiter at Baalbeck.

He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and also at The Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, London. He was President of the Architectural Association in 1867/1868; and later became Surveyor of the Royal Academy in 1877

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