On the Nile and Gezier el Azerat

Edward Lear, 1854-01-16

WAG 2006.35

About this object

Like Lear’s other mature drawings in the Walker's collection, ‘On the Nile and Gezier el Azerat’ is extensively annotated with details about colour and topography, with deliberate misspellings.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    On the Nile
  • Artist(s)
    Edward Lear (British: English, born:12 May 1812, died:29 January 1888)
  • Date
    1854-01-16
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 4.8 cm x 14 cm
  • Physical description
    A watercolour landscape of the river Nile with palm trees and sand banks on the left and elevated sand banks on the right. The details are added in pen to large washes of watercolour. The work has been annotated by the artist.
  • Related people
    Margaret Wendy Corke (Previous owner); Edward Lear (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory number: 11612
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Mrs Margaret Wendy Corke through the Art Fund in 2006
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Wendy Corke

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2006
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: 16 Jan 11- AM 1854 Gezir el Azerat
    Inscription method: Ink
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower left
  • Inscription text: 80
    Inscription method: Ink
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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