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Watercolour - Bringing in a spy.  Jan. 1885
  • Bringing in a spy. Jan. 1885
    Perry, William S., born 1853
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Bringing in a spy. Jan. 1885

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Sudan (painted)

  • Date:

    1885 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Perry, William S., born 1853 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black ink, black and blue washes, heightened with white, on rough paper, stuck down on board

  • 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.776

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 31

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Sudan (painted)

Date

1885 (painted)

Artist/maker

Perry, William S., born 1853 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black ink, black and blue washes, heightened with white, on rough paper, stuck down on board

Marks and inscriptions

Signed W S Perry 1st Life Guards, inscribed with title in another hand on the mount

Dimensions

Height: 27.1 cm, Width: 18.3 cm

Historical context note

SD.772-SD.798 are 27 scenes from the British Campaign in Egypt, 1882, and the Nile Expedition, 1884-5. See the ILN and The Graphic, 1882 and 1884-5 for contemporary accounts of the military incidents, and illustrations of similar scenes. Cf. sketches by Count Gleichen (SD.426:1-45) and O. Norie (SD701-702); see also Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Bringing in a spy. Jan. 1885.' William S. Perry

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Spies; Camels

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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