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Watercolour - Vathek
  • Vathek
    Westall, Richard R.A., born 1765 - died 1836
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Vathek

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    late 18th - early 19th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Westall, Richard R.A., born 1765 - died 1836 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.915

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 6

Physical description

Illustration from Vathek by William Beckford; The 'Giaour' withstanding the angry and perilous glances of Caliph Vathek without the slightest emotion, while the courtiers fall prostrate with their faces on the ground; Watercolour.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, painted)

Date

late 18th - early 19th century (painted)

Artist/maker

Westall, Richard R.A., born 1765 - died 1836 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 in, Width: 3.8 in

Object history note

Illustration from William Beckford's Vathek (ca.1782).

Descriptive line

Westall, Richard (R.A.); Illustration from 'Vathek' by William Beckford; The 'Giaour' and Caliph Vathek; Watercolour; English School; Late 18th - early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Water-colour

Techniques

Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Men; Courtiers

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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