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Watercolour - Red Sea. Date Palms and Arab Fort on the Island of Camaran
  • Red Sea. Date Palms and Arab Fort on the Island of Camaran
    Moresby, Robert Captain, born 1795 - died 1854
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Red Sea. Date Palms and Arab Fort on the Island of Camaran

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Yemen (painted)

  • Date:

    1829-1834 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, touched with white

  • 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.683

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Yemen (painted)

Date

1829-1834 (painted)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, touched with white

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed almost illegibly with title; inscribed on the back, also almost illegibly, View of the Anchorage and Arab Fort. Isld of Camaran Red Sea about 120 Miles to the North of Mocha on the Arabian Side. and signed R Moresby Palinurus

Dimensions

Height: 22.1 cm, Width: 35.1 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. See T. Elwon & R. Moresby, Sailing Directions for the Red Sea, 1841, pp.18-19.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Red Sea. Date Palms and Arab Fort on the Island of Camaran', 1829-1834, by Captain Robert Moresby

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Date palm; Forts

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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