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Title:

Caged Doves, Cairo

Maker:

Lewis, John Frederick; draughtsman; British artist, 1804-1876

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

British

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

watercolour; medium
bodycolour; medium
gum arabic; medium
graphite; medium
card; support; thin

Technique
Description:

watercolour and bodycolour reinforced with gum arabic over traces of graphite on thin card, mounted with false margins

Dimension(s):

height, 326, mm
width, 227, mm
height, false margins, 449, mm
width, false margins, 322, mm

Acquisition:

bought; 1959-04; Sotheby's

Provenance:

C.W. Dyson Perrins, D.C.L., F.S.A. (1864-1958); his sale, Sotheby's, 22 April 1959, lot 57; bt. Messrs. Agnew on behalf of the Museum

Notes:

The original Victorian frame, used in the exhibition at the R.A., 1864, had an arched mount which partly covered the top of the drawing. This frame has been preserved.

Acquisition Credit:

From the R.H. Biffen Fund.

Inscription(s):

signature; lower left; brush; J F Lewis
date; lower left, below the above; brush; 1864

Exhibition(s):

The Lure of the East: British and Orientalist Paintings. 2008-09-23 - 2009-01
Organiser: Tate Britain, London, England
Venue: Pera Museum, Istanbul

Accession:

Object Number: PD.6-1959
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 11940; input: 2000-09-07; modified: 2017-04-26)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/11940





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