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Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson - 20th Century Oil, Luxor Temple, Egypt



A 20th century oil depicting Egyptian ruins, the Luxor Temple with Amenhotep III colonnade. Thompson spent time in Egypt during the 1950's as a young clergyman and his study could be from this period. Unsigned. On canvas board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The painting has been finished with a shiny varnish.


18.9 x 27.4cm (7.4" x 10.8")
Sheet: 20.2 x 29.7cm (8" x 11.7")

Artist Biography

The Reverend Leighton Thomson, TD, FRGS, was born in South China. His father was American and his mother English. His first schooling was in British Columbia and he was educated at Shrewsbury School and Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took an honours degree in geography. As a young clergyman he served as Assistant Chaplain in Alexandria, Egypt for three years until 1950 when he returned to serve at Chelsea Old Church for 42 years. He left his book “The Rebuilding of Chelsea Old Church” published in 1992. Leighton was an active committee member of the Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA)


Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

More Information
Code kj466
Artist Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 18.9 x 27.4cm
Framed No
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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