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Watercolour - Abu Daood, Shaikh of the Coptic Quarter, in Cairo
  • Abu Daood, Shaikh of the Coptic Quarter, in Cairo
    Haag, Carl R.W.S., born 1820 - died 1915
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Abu Daood, Shaikh of the Coptic Quarter, in Cairo

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1886 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haag, Carl R.W.S., born 1820 - died 1915 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water- and bodycolour over pencil, 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.462

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 17

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)

Date

1886 (painted)

Artist/maker

Haag, Carl R.W.S., born 1820 - died 1915 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Water- and bodycolour over pencil, on card

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated Carl Haag. 1886.; inscribed with title, signed by Carl Haag and dated 1886., on a label on the back.

Dimensions

Height: 36.2 cm, Width: 26.3 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Sothebys/Holder, July 1971, £33'. This was possibly exhibited at the RWS, 1886 (339)

Historical context note

Haag spent the winter of 1858-9 in Cairo, sharing a house in the Coptic quarter with F. Goodall. For information on the various shaykhs of Cairo, see Lane, Vol.I, pp.150-1. A portrait of the same subject by Goodall, dated Nov 19th [1858], was sold Sotheby's 8.11.84 (319): see Searight Archive. For another example of the two artists sketching together, see SD.436 and 468. An earlier version of the Searight portrait was exhibited at the Fine Art Society, 1882 (5).

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Abu Daood, Shaikh of the Coptic Quarter, in Cairo', 1886, by Carl Haag RWS

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

Conner, Patrick (ed). The Inspiration of Egypt : its influence on British artists, travellers, and designers, 1700-1900 . Brighton Borough Council, Brighton, 1983

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Shaykhs; Tables; Smoking

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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