> is there a record of brewer making this claim (of vyse, etc
> actually physically painting in the GP) contemporary with the
> time period that it (the paintings/fallout) supposedly took
The short answer is that there is no such contemporary record.
This story did not see the light of day until after Walter Allen had read a summary of Sitchin’s claims in The Pittsburgh Press of 27 March 1983.
The only documentary support for the story is some notes written by Walter Allen himself, supposedly in 1954.
Even here, there is no claim that Humphries Brewer witnessed an act of forgery. The relevant paragraph in full is as follows:
On close consideration, it’s remarkably non-committal. Do you see what I mean?Quote
Robert took bible back to England 1868 after Humfrey
died. Nell said they were to build hospital in Cairo for
Arabs with severe eye afflictions. Dr Naylor took Humfrey
along. Treatment not sussessful, hospital not built. He
joined a Col. Visse exploring Gizeh pyramids. Rechecked
dimensions 2 pyramids. Had dispute with Raven and
Hill about painted marks in pyramid. Faint marks were
repainted, some were new. Did not find Tomb.