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Oil painting - Head of a man in Arab dress, possibly Sir Richard Burton
  • Head of a man in Arab dress, possibly Sir Richard Burton
    Letchford, Albert, born 1866 - died 1905
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Head of a man in Arab dress, possibly Sir Richard Burton

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Trieste (possibly, painted)
    North Africa (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890-1897 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Letchford, Albert, born 1866 - died 1905 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on paper

  • 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:

    SD.578

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting showing the head of a bearded man wearing a red headscarf.

Place of Origin

Trieste (possibly, painted)
North Africa (possibly, painted)

Date

ca. 1890-1897 (painted)

Artist/maker

Letchford, Albert, born 1866 - died 1905 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 17.3 cm, Width: 14.6 cm estimate, :

Historical context note

A similar figure appears in a number of Letchford's illustrations for Burton's Arabian Nights, 1897; eg., plate nos.2 and 5. The artist began working on his illustrations in 1890.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Head of a Man in Arab Dress, possibly Sir Richard Burton', attributed to Albert Letchford, about 1890-1897

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

Searight, Rodney and Scarce, Jennifer M., A Middle Eastern journey : artists on their travels from the collection of Rodney Searight, Talbot Rice Art Centre, 1980

Materials

Oil paint; Paper

Techniques

Oil painting

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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