signed with initials and dated 'F.D. 1855-' (lower right) and signed and inscribed 'No. 1 The Pyramids at Sunrise./Frank Dillon.' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 17 x 28 7/8 in. (43.2 x 73.4 cm.)
Like Lewis and Lear, Dillon spent much of his life abroad, in Spain and Italy as well as Egypt and the Far East. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, mainly views of Egypt. This is a relatively early work by Dillon, who had received an assured training from James Holland.