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Aqra

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Iraq

  • Date:

    1950-1960

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ross-Thomas, Archibald (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph taken from an original woodcut.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Chloe Gerhardt

  • Museum number:

    E.24-2016

  • Gallery location:

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

This view shows the city of Aqra, or Aqrah, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The rooftops sweep dramatically up the hillside, while a lone figure seated in the foreground looks out at the city. This is one of 13 scenes produced by Archibald Ross-Thomas, Director of the British Institute in Mosul.

Physical description

Monochrome landscape scene, depicting the rooftops of the ciry of Aqrah with a hillside beyond. A lone figure in a turban sits on a wall in the foreground, seen from the back.

Place of Origin

Iraq

Date

1950-1960

Artist/maker

Ross-Thomas, Archibald (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph taken from an original woodcut.

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Width: 16.1 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

'Aqra'. Lithograph after Archibald Ross-Thomas, c. 1950-60

Materials

Cardboard

Techniques

Lithograph

Categories

Prints; Landscapes; Middle East

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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