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Watercolour - A Sultan on a divan remonstrating with monks
  • A Sultan on a divan remonstrating with monks
    Atkinson, John Augustus, born 1775
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A Sultan on a divan remonstrating with monks

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Artist/Maker:

    Atkinson, John Augustus, born 1775 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and watercolour

  • 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.58

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 89, shelf SCX, box 8

This is probably an illustration for a fanciful oriental tale, but the subject has not been identified. Atkinson illustrated several books, including The Miseries of Human Life (1807) and Manners ... of the Russians (1812). He also painted battle-pieces, scenes of everyday life and literary subjects.

Artist/maker

Atkinson, John Augustus, born 1775 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Signed on the back J.A. Atkinson delt

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: `Bt Holder, Feb.1972 £22.50'.

Historical context note

Possibly an illustration for some fantasy Arabian tale.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, A Sultan on a divan remonstrating with monks, by John Augustus Atkinson

Materials

Watercolour; Ink

Subjects depicted

Thrones; Divans

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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