Bedouins by the Dead Sea
Caroline Gray-Hill specialised in views of Turkey, Syria and Jordan, among other places. She worked in watercolour and oil paint to depict sparse, highly-coloured and romanticised landscapes, conveying a sympathetic but inevitably Western perspective on countries foreign to her. Gray-Hill was born in 1843 and travelled extensively in North Africa and the Middle East - experiencing kidnap, arrest and ransom whilst travelling - and painted the scenes she saw in oil and watercolour, exhibiting many of these at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions. She died in 1924.