A Syrian

about 1843 (Painted)

Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas (5th Count Preziosi)

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

D.21-1907 PDP

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

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

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.

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

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf SH40, box GG8

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