Tribute to Sir John Soane

Stephen Cox (1946 - )

Imperial porphyry sculpture

1997

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Egypt
    City: Cairo
    Place: British Embassy

    "Tribute to Sir John Soane" is made from imperial porphyry quarried in Egypt. It pays homage to the great British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837), who was also a collector of art and antiquities. One of his most famous purchases was the sarcophagus of Seti I, which was discovered in Egypt in 1817 by the Italian archaeologist Belzoni and is now in the Soane Museum in London. Cox's interest in Egyptian stone developed in the late 1980s, when he was invited by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to visit Egypt and make a sculpture for Cairo's new opera house.

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  • Details
    Title
    Tribute to Sir John Soane
    Date
    1997
    Medium
    Imperial porphyry sculpture
    Dimensions
    height: 25.00 cm, width: 38.00 cm, depth: 38.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Michael Hue-Williams Fine Arts Ltd, March 1998
    Inscription
    None
    Provenance
    Michael Hue-Williams Fine Arts Ltd., London
    GAC number
    17318