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Mole, Alexandria

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Alexandria (painted)

  • Date:

    1851 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clerihew, William ARIBA (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.237

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf SC, box 8

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Alexandria (painted)

Date

1851 (painted)

Artist/maker

Clerihew, William ARIBA (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and dated 1st May /51; inscribed on the back with clothing inventory

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt fr P[rue] H[eathcote]-W[illiams], June 1976, £15'.

Historical context note

This shows the Fort of Sultan Qayt-bay, built on the site of the ancient Pharos, at the entrance to the eastern harbour of Alexandria.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Mole, Alexandria', 1851, by William Clerihew ARIBA

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Breakwaters

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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