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Printing Plate - El Soko

El Soko

  • Object:

    Printing Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Tetouan (possibly, etched)

  • Date:

    23/12/1913 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McBey, James, born 1883 - died 1959 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched copperplate

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs L. I. Wright in memory of her husband, H. J. L. Wright

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case V, shelf 6, box BII

Physical description

Etched copperplate with two vertical lines down the centre.

Place of Origin

Tetouan (possibly, etched)


23/12/1913 (etched)


McBey, James, born 1883 - died 1959 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etched copperplate

Marks and inscriptions

'Original copper-plate of / McBey's etching / "El Soko, Tangier" 1913.'
Paper label affixed to verso of plate


Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 24.1 cm

Object history note

Impressions of the trial proofs of this etching (M.H.135, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th states) are in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.3493-3496-1913. The catalogue raisonné records that the date '1913', inscribed by the artist on the published state, is "in error for 1912".

Descriptive line

'El Soko, Tangier'. Cancelled etched copperplate by James McBey, 1913.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.





Subjects depicted

City; People; Donkeys




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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