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James McBey. 1883-1959.

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The Desert of Sinai (No. 2). 1919. Etching. Hardie 184. 7 7/8 x 13 3/4 (sheet 9 5/8 x 15 1/2). Edition 76. Series: First Palestine Set. Illustrated: Furst, Original Engraving and Etching: An Appreciation. Printed with plate tone on cream laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in ink. $550.

Hardie writes, "The Camel Patrol is crossing the Desert of Sinai between hills of drifting sand. (Their route is that over which the Turks retreated to Beersheba after their unsuccessful attack on the Suez Canal.) In the foreground a single rider is passing the skeleton of a camel lying, to his right, on the sand. In the middle distance, the patrol of six riders, and two guides further in front."

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