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Drawing - Mizra Abdul Hassan Khan, The Persian Ambassador
  • Mizra Abdul Hassan Khan, The Persian Ambassador
    Gauci, Maxim , born 1774 - died 1854
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Mizra Abdul Hassan Khan, The Persian Ambassador

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1819 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gauci, Maxim , born 1774 - died 1854 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolor over pencil

  • 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.415

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf SC, box 15

Physical description

Drawing.

Place of Origin

London (probably, drawn)

Date

ca. 1819 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Gauci, Maxim , born 1774 - died 1854 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolor over pencil

Dimensions

Height: 43 cm, Width: 28.5 cm

Historical context note

For Mirza Abul Hassan Khan see Richard Dighton, SP.222. This may be a copy after the painting of Mirza Abul Hassan Khan that Gauci exhibited at the RA in 1820 (602). It seems to be based on his lithograph of 1819 (SP.286), although the head faces the other way and the positions of the hands have been altered. In addition, the column on the left suggests that the artist was familiar with Sir William Beechey's portrait of Mirza Abul Hassan Khan, 1810 (India Office Library, London). See Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Mizra Abdul Hassan Khan, The Persian Ambassador, about 1819, possibly after Maxim [Massimo] Gauci

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

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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