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Oil painting - Study of an Egyptian Cobra
  • Study of an Egyptian Cobra
    Goodall, Frederick, born 1822 - died 1904
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Study of an Egyptian Cobra

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1858 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goodall, Frederick, born 1822 - died 1904 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk and oil 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black chalk and oil painting on paper

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)


1858 (painted)


Goodall, Frederick, born 1822 - died 1904 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk and oil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with monogram FG and dated Decr. 28th. 1858


Height: 20.4 cm drawn area, Width: 31.8 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt. fr. Maas Gallery - Clifford St., July 1966 £16'.

Historical context note

Compare C. Haag, Snake-Charmer (SD.464), drawn on the same date.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, Study of an Egyptian Cobra, black chalk and oil, 1858, by Frederick Goodall RA

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

Searight, Rodney and Scarce, Jennifer M., A Middle Eastern journey : artists on their travels from the collection of Rodney Searight, Talbot Rice Art Centre, 1980
Conner, Patrick (ed). The Inspiration of Egypt : its influence on British artists, travellers, and designers, 1700-1900. Brighton Borough Council, Brighton, 1983

Subjects depicted





Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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