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An Engine for raising Water from the Nile

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (painted)

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil, on laid paper

  • 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.1250:2

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 42

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Egypt (painted)

Date

1820-1830 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil, on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on mount with title

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 37.4 cm

Historical context note

Formerly tentatively attributed to civil engineer J. S. Perring. Although this seems unlikely on stylistic grounds, the subjects of the drawings suggest that the artist was interested in agriculture and engineering.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `An Engine for raising Water from the Nile', 1820-1830. Artist unknown

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Saqiya; Windmills; Irrigation

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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