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Watercolour - Dancing Dervish
  • Dancing Dervish
    Brockdorff, Charles Frederick, born 1811
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Dancing Dervish

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 to 1835 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brockdorff, Charles Frederick, born 1811 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil

  • 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:

    SD.176:36

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 90, shelf TOP

Physical description

Watercolour in an album containing 54 sketches of Turkish figures and objects, 41 sketches in the manner of C. Brocktorff, 13 in other hands. Mounted on variously coloured paper in a volume of 116 pages, half-bound in morocco; lettered in gilt on spine Scrapbook.

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)

Date

ca. 1830 to 1835 (painted)

Artist/maker

Brockdorff, Charles Frederick, born 1811 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title

Dimensions

Height: 27.4 cm size of covers, Width: 22.6 cm

Object history note

Rodney Searight Collection

Historical context note

See VAM, DPD, 9284A.1-70, p.55, Derviche tourneur.

Descriptive line

'Dancing Dervish'. Painting in an album containing 54 sketches of Turkish figures and objects, 41 sketches in the manner of C. Brocktorff, 13 in other hands, about 1830-1835. Formerly attributed to Charles Frederick von Brockdorff

Subjects depicted

Mevlevi

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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