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Watercolour - A Shaykh with his Son[?] on Mules, with their Sais [groom]
  • A Shaykh with his Son[?] on Mules, with their Sais [groom]
    Bossi, S.
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A Shaykh with his Son[?] on Mules, with their Sais [groom]

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1820-1821 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bossi, S. (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil 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.126

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 6

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)

Date

1820-1821 (painted)

Artist/maker

Bossi, S. (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 20.1 cm, Width: 25.8 cm

Object history note

Rodney Searight Collection

Historical context note

The attribution to Bossi rests on stylistic similarities to lithographs from drawings by `S. Bossi' in Edward Joshua Cooper, Views in Egypt and Nubia, [1824-27]. Bossi, according to the DNB, an artist from Rome, was engaged by Cooper for his visit to Egypt in 1820-21. In the Preface to his book Cooper pays tribute to Bossi's work and records that the illustrations were 'a selection from his drawings'. SD124-26 may be three of the remaining unpublished drawings.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, A Shaykh with his Son[?] on Mules, with their Sais [groom]. Possibly by S. Bossi, 1820-1821

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Groom; Shaykh; Sayis

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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