`Attendants on the Queen of Persia'
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Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 90, shelf TOP
Etching pasted in an album, used as a scrapbook by later owner. 72 pages of stiff paper, gilt edged, containing drawings (10) copied from wood engravings after George Du Maurier, Charles Keene, and others; also containing mounted drawings (13) stuck down by Rodney Searight, showing Turkish figures and other Turkish subjects, in same hand as SD176, manner of C. de Brockdorff; also an etching of a whirling dervish stuck down by Rodney Searight opposite a cutting from The Times; and etchings (24) stuck down by Rodney Searight on 7 pages, from Frederic Shoberl, ed., The World In Miniature Persia, 3 vols., 1822. Full-bound in red morocco, embossed with gilt decorations and initials C.E.S.
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Height: 29.9 cm Size of covers, Width: 24 cm Size of covers
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Illustration from Frederic Shoberl, ed., The World In Miniature Persia, 1822, vol. I, facing p. 114
`Attendants on the Queen of Persia'. Illustration cut from Frederic Shoberl, ed., The World In Miniature Persia, 3 vols., 1822, mounted in an album
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