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Afreedi [Afridi] War Dance

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Date:

    1803-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Grey wash over pencil, 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.305

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 10

Date

1803-1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Grey wash over pencil, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title on the back

J WH[ATMAN] TURK[EY MILL]
paper watermarked

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm, Width: 24.8 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Bonhams (with another) [27.6.79 (16)], £10'.

Historical context note

The Afridi are a large and powerful Pathan tribe inhabiting the north-west frontier of Pakistan.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Afreedi War Dance. Formerly attributed to Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps

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

Searight, Rodney. The Middle East : watercolours and drawings by British and foreign artists and travellers, 1750-1900, from the collection of Rodney Searight, Esq. London, 1971

Production Note

Formerly attributed to Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps

Subjects depicted

Religion: Afridi; Dancing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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