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Print - The First Sight Of Jerusalem. Nebi Samwil (No.2)
  • The First Sight Of Jerusalem. Nebi Samwil (No.2)
    McBey, James, born 1883 - died 1959
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The First Sight Of Jerusalem. Nebi Samwil (No.2)

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    1920 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McBey, James, born 1883 - died 1959 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and drypoint

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.395

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 89, shelf SCX, box 4

Physical description

Etching and drypoint entitled 'The First Sight Of Jerusalem. Nebi Samwil (No.2)'. Signed 'McBey 1920' and in ink 'James McBey'. Inscribed 'Nebi Samwil 22 November 1917' and numbered in ink 'IX'.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, printed)

Date

1920 (printed)

Artist/maker

McBey, James, born 1883 - died 1959 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and drypoint

Dimensions

Height: 27.7 cm, Width: 45.8 cm

Object history note

The British troops had sheltered at night in an old Turkish trench on the ridge of Nabi Samuel during army manouevres in the mountains of modern day Israel.

Descriptive line

Etching and drypoint by James McBey entitled 'The First Sight Of Jerusalem. Nebi Samwil (No.2)'. British School, 1920.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Drypoint

Subjects depicted

Armies; Trenches; Soldiers; War

Categories

Prints; War

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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