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Watercolour - With the Turks at Shipka - Allah! Allah!  A Turkish charge after an unsuccessful assault by the Russians
  • With the Turks at Shipka - Allah! Allah! A Turkish charge after an unsuccessful assault by the Russians
    Watson, John Dawson OWS, born 1832 - died 1892
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With the Turks at Shipka - Allah! Allah! A Turkish charge after an unsuccessful assault by the Russians

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Bulgaria (painted)

  • Date:

    1877 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watson, John Dawson OWS, born 1832 - died 1892 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black ink and wash and grey bodycolour

  • 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.1189

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 41

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Bulgaria (painted)

Date

1877 (painted)

Artist/maker

Watson, John Dawson OWS, born 1832 - died 1892 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Black ink and wash and grey bodycolour

Marks and inscriptions

Signed J. D. W.; inscribed on the mount, in another hand, The horrors of War. Sketch made during the Russo-Turkish War. Drawn by J.D. Watson.

Dimensions

Height: 30.1 cm, Width: 22 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `R. Appleby, Nov.1970, £4'.

Historical context note

Reproduced in The Graphic, Vol.xvi, 13 October 1877, p.357. The drawing depicts an incident during the struggle in the Shipka Pass, August 1877, a battle of the Russo-Turkish War (described in The Graphic, 29 September 1877, pp.16, 20). The caption to the engraving of SD.1189 states that 'the impetuous charge of the Turkish soldier is well known. With visions of Paradise before him, if he falls while fighting the "unbeliever" he cares little for death, and with the battle-cry of "Allah! Allah!" will dauntlessly dash himself against the most serried ranks of breech-loaders'.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `With the Turks at Shipka - "Allah! Allah!" A Turkish charge after an unsuccessful assault by the Russians', 1877, by John Dawson Watson OWS

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Illustration; War

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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