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Watercolour - A Canja on the Nile near Qasr Ibrim, Nubia, flying a White Ensign
  • A Canja on the Nile near Qasr Ibrim, Nubia, flying a White Ensign
    Linant de Bellefonds, Louis Maurice Adolphe Bey and Pasha, born 1799 - died 1883
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A Canja on the Nile near Qasr Ibrim, Nubia, flying a White Ensign

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    19th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Linant de Bellefonds, Louis Maurice Adolphe Bey and Pasha, born 1799 - died 1883 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, on 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.589

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 23

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)

Date

19th century (painted)

Artist/maker

Linant de Bellefonds, Louis Maurice Adolphe Bey and Pasha, born 1799 - died 1883 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, on stiff paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back, in a later hand, Adolphe Linant

Dimensions

Height: 26.6 cm, Width: 34.1 cm

Historical context note

Linant accompanied several English travellers on Nile voyages, possibly including Lord Prudhoe, formerly a Captain in the Royal Navy, c.1827-9: see SD.380 and Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, A Canja on the Nile near Qasr Ibrim, Nubia, flying a White Ensign, by Louis Maurice Adolphe Linant de Bellefonds, Bey and Pasha

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

White Ensign; Kanjah; Dahabiyyahs

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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