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Wash drawing - Interior of the Temple of Medinah Habou
  • Interior of the Temple of Medinah Habou
    Head, Charles Franklin Captain, born 1796 - died 1849
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Interior of the Temple of Medinah Habou

  • Object:

    Wash drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (drawn)

  • Date:

    1830 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Head, Charles Franklin Captain, born 1796 - died 1849 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown wash over pencil, on thick stiff 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.497

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 18

Physical description

Brown wash drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (drawn)

Date

1830 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Head, Charles Franklin Captain, born 1796 - died 1849 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Brown wash over pencil, on thick stiff paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back Part of temple of Medinah Habou

Dimensions

Height: 27.5 cm approx., Width: 41.2 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `The 3 drawings [SD.496-SD.498] bt fr M. Strange, Aug.1978, £90'.

Historical context note

This is a drawing for the artist's Eastern & Egyptian Scenery, Ruins, &c., 1833, Pl. 11, facing p.28. It is one of a group of simliar drawings. [SD.494-SD.498]. The title given is that of the corresponding lithograph in Head's publication. [see SP.313]. Head arrived in Qusayr from Jiddah and Bombay on 28 December 1829, crossed the desert to Luxor, January 1830, and travelled up the Nile, reaching Alexandria 18 February 1830. For further discussion of his volume of lithographs after his sketches (SP.313) and of the Overland Route, see Searight Archive.
See also Captain Robert Moresby (SD.677-SD.687.)

Descriptive line

Drawing, `Interior of the Temple of Medinah Habou', 1830, by Captain Charles Franklin Head

Materials

Brown wash; Pencil

Techniques

Wash technique

Categories

Drawings; Africa; Tourism & Travel

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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