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Carpet dealers at Philae

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Philae (painted)

  • Date:

    1885 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Benwell, Joseph Austin (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache

  • 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.108

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 4

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Philae (painted)

Date

1885 (painted)

Artist/maker

Benwell, Joseph Austin (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Gouache

Marks and inscriptions

Signed twice J A BENWELL and dated 1885

Dimensions

Height: 44.8 cm, Width: 36.2 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: `Bt fr P[rue H[eathcote]-W[illiams] Aug.1971 £14'.

Historical context note

The artist has juxtaposed part of the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, on the left, with, on the right, the minaret from the mosque at Shallal some distance away on the east bank of the Nile opposite Philae.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Carpet Dealers at Philae. Painted by Joseph Austin Benwell, 1885

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Camels; Minarets; Mosques; Carpet dealers

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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