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Clothed male figure studies

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Persia (painted)

  • Date:

    1811 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    D'Arcy, Joseph CB, born 1780 - died 1848 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, wash, watercolour

  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 10

Physical description

Watercolour in an album containing 36 sketches of figures, landscapes, domestic and other scenes, in Persia.

Place of Origin

Persia (painted)


1811 (painted)


D'Arcy, Joseph CB, born 1780 - died 1848 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, wash, watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed Sketched on board the Lion at Bushire and dated March 1811-


Height: 37 cm covers, Width: 26.2 cm

Historical context note

HMS Lion was the ship that took Sir William Ouseley's embassy to Persia, arriving at Bushire in March 1811.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Clothed male figure studies, 1811. From an album containing 36 drawings, 1811-1813, by Joseph D'Arcy

Subjects depicted

Figure studies; HMS Lion




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