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Watercolour - Ancient Ruins in the land of Edom above the bed of a valley and Arab Date gardens
  • Ancient Ruins in the land of Edom above the bed of a valley and Arab Date gardens
    Moresby, Robert Captain, born 1795 - died 1854
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Ancient Ruins in the land of Edom above the bed of a valley and Arab Date gardens

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1829-1834 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moresby, Robert Captain, born 1795 - died 1854 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil, touched with white, 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:

    SD.677

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 25

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)

Date

1829-1834 (painted)

Artist/maker

Moresby, Robert Captain, born 1795 - died 1854 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil, touched with white, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on a label attached to the back with title and the Wilderness of Sinai on the opposite side of the Sea which is the Gulph of Ackabah, down which the wind blows from the NE with great violence there are no soundings in this Sea

BRISTOL HEATH & CO PAPER
paper stamped

Dimensions

Height: 22.1 cm, Width: 35.9 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt. fr. Mrs. Schidlof. Dec. 1966 [with one other] £50' [i.e. SD.677-683]

Historical context note

SD.677-684 were done during Moresby's Red Sea survey, 1829-34. Five further drawings from this series are in the National Maritime Museum, see Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Ancient Ruins in the land of Edom above the bed of a valley and Arab Date gardens', 1829-1834, by Captain Robert Moresby

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

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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