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Watercolour - Tomb of a private family of wealth - Cairo -
  • Tomb of a private family of wealth - Cairo -
    Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801
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Tomb of a private family of wealth - Cairo -

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)
    Cairo (painted)

  • Date:

    1801-1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil, 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.954

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 35

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)
Cairo (painted)

Date

1801-1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil, touched with white

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title on the back

Dimensions

Height: 25.3 cm, Width: 36 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt.fr. C. Powney. Oct.'66 [with SD.953] £9'.

Historical context note

The tomb is that of Radwan Bay, built 1686, in the Southern Cemetery of Cairo.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Tomb of a private family of wealth - Cairo - '. [Tomb of Radwan Bay] Possibly by Antonio (Anton Jr. or Antoine) Schranz.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Tombs

Categories

Paintings; Historic Cairo

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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