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A Syrian

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Istanbul (Painted)

  • Date:

    about 1843 (Painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas 5th Count Preziosi, born 1816 - died 1882 (Painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour, touched with white

  • Museum number:

    D.21-1907

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 8

In an album commissioned from Preziosi by Robert Curzon, now in the British Museum, a version of this watercolour is entitled `A Syrian in the Suite of an Emir.' He may well have been the Emir's secretary, as next to him is a writing box, inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

Physical description

A watercolour of a seated man, smoking, in Syrian dress

Place of Origin

Istanbul (Painted)

Date

about 1843 (Painted)

Artist/maker

Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas 5th Count Preziosi, born 1816 - died 1882 (Painter)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour, touched with white

Marks and inscriptions

Signed Preziosi

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm Sight size, Width: 16.9 cm Sight size

Object history note

This drawing is part of a group of 34 bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1907. [D.14-1907-D.47-1907].

Descriptive line

A Syrian, about 1843. Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas, known as Amadeo, 5th Count Preziosi

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

Briony Llewellyn & Charles Newton The People and Places of Constantinople. Watercolours by Amadeo, Count Preziosi
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings 1985

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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