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Painting
  • Painting
    De Fabeck, Frederick William Alexander, born 1830 - died 1912
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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Himalaya (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 - ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De Fabeck, Frederick William Alexander, born 1830 - died 1912 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted and drawn in watercolour and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Laura de Fabeck

  • Museum number:

    IM.35-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The deodar cedar tree (Cedrus deodara), also known as the Indian or Himalayan cedar, is an important lumber tree native to the Himalayas, from Tibet to Afghanistan, though it also grows at high altitudes in India. Elegant in appearance, with evergreen swinging branches, it can live for a thousand years and can potentially reach a height of 76 metres, spreading outwards to 15 metres or more.

This painting by the British artist Frederick William Alexander de Fabeck (1830–1912) dates from 1864. He and his brother, William Frederick de Fabeck, were both employed in the Indian Medical Service, which served the Indian army. Frederick studied in Paris and became a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in 1858, the year in which he was appointed assistant surgeon in the Bengal Service. Both brothers were also distinguished artists and spent much of their spare time sketching and painting their surroundings.

Physical description

Painting, watercolour and pencil on paper, depicting deodar trees in the Himalayas. The deodar cedar tree is native to the Himalayas. It is very elegant in appearance with its evergreen swinging branches. Reaching heights of 150 feet, it is an important lumber tree in India.

Place of Origin

Himalaya (made)

Date

ca. 1860 - ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

De Fabeck, Frederick William Alexander, born 1830 - died 1912 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted and drawn in watercolour and pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 330 mm, Width: 225 mm

Descriptive line

Painting, Deodar trees in the Himalayas, by F. W. A. De Fabeck, watercolour and pencil on paper, Himalaya, ca. 1860-1890

Materials

Water-colour; Paper; Pencil

Techniques

Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Figures; Trees

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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