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Print - The Citadel, Arbil

The Citadel, Arbil

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Iraq

  • Date:

    1950-1960

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ross-Thomas, Archibald (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph after an original woodcut.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Chloe Gerhardt

  • Museum number:

    E.21-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 153

In this lively street scene, men and women go about their shopping in the shadow of the ancient Citadel of Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. This is one of 13 prints produced by Archibald Ross-Thomas, who was Director of the British Institute in Mosul.

Physical description

Monochrome depiction of the Citadel at Erbil, with a street scene populated by men and women in the foreground. Signed 'A. Ross-Thomas'.

Place of Origin

Iraq

Date

1950-1960

Artist/maker

Ross-Thomas, Archibald (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph after an original woodcut.

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm, Width: 20.9 cm

Object history note

This print was given by the artist to the donor's father, while the latter was stationed in Iraq on diplomatic duty.

Descriptive line

'The Citadel, Arbil'. Lithograph after Archibald Ross-Thomas, c.1950-60

Materials

Cardboard

Techniques

Lithograph

Categories

Prints; Middle East; Shopping; Street life

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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