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Watercolour - The Cape of the Veil [Sinai]
  • The Cape of the Veil [Sinai]
    Dighton, William Edward, born 1822 - died 1853
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The Cape of the Veil [Sinai]

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Sinai (painted)

  • Date:

    1852 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dighton, William Edward, born 1822 - died 1853 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil, heightened with white, on thick paper,
    stuck down on card

  • 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.325

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 11

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Sinai (painted)

Date

1852 (painted)

Artist/maker

Dighton, William Edward, born 1822 - died 1853 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil, heightened with white, on thick paper,
stuck down on card

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and ras el Bourka; inscribed in later hands on the back with title, W.J. Muller and From Collection of Lady Sold by Agnews

Dimensions

Height: 24 cm, Width: 33.5 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Holder, Feb. 1962, £4'.

Historical context note

The Cape of the Veil or Ras al Burqah was apparently on Dighton's route from St. Catherine's along the Gulf of Aqabah to Palestine.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, The Cape of the Veil [Sinai], 1852 by William Edward Dighton (1822-1853)

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Camels

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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