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Watercolour - View from the Mountains on the Peninsula of Sinai
  • View from the Mountains on the Peninsula of Sinai
    Moresby, Robert Captain, born 1795 - died 1854
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View from the Mountains on the Peninsula of Sinai

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1829-1834 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moresby, Robert Captain, born 1795 - died 1854 (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.678

  • 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 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, on stiff paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back No 8 and No.9 [crossed through] and on a label attached to the back with title and the Sea in the distance, the entrance of Acabah Gulph with the Island of Tehran in its centre.

BRISTOL HEATH & CO PAPER
paper stamped

Dimensions

Height: 22.1 cm, Width: 35.6 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.
B. Llewellyn, `Petra and the Middle East by British Artists in the Collection of Rodney Searight, Esq.', The Connoisseur, June 1980, pp.126-8.
See T. Elwon & R. Moresby, Sailing Directions for the Red Sea, 1841, pp.108, 118, 201.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `View from the Mountains on the Peninsula of Sinai', 1829-1834, by Captain Robert Moresby

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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