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Figure in Arab dress (probably Lord Kitchener) with a group of Arab men in front of a temple

1874-ca. 1883 (painted)
Place of origin

Watercolour drawing

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Ink, grey wash and bodycolour, with touches of pencil
Brief description
Watercolour, Figure in Arab dress (probably Lord Kitchener) with a group of Arab men in front of a temple, 1874-about 1883, by Richard Caton Woodville Junior RI ROI
Physical description
Watercolour drawing
  • Cut to height: 31.5cm
  • Width: 20.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
Signed R. Caton Woodville
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `Maggs, Feb.1970, £24' [with SD.1219]
Historical context
The temple in the background is intended to be the Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek. Kitchener joined the Palestine Exploration Fund in 1874, and in 1883, he devoted two months' leave to a survey of the Sinai Peninsula. He may have visited Baalbek on either occasion. SD.1219 and SD.1220 were presumably intended for reproduction in a periodical.
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Record createdApril 25, 2008
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