about 1843 (Painted)
Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas (5th Count Preziosi)
Height: 22.9 cm Sight size, Width: 16.9 cm Sight size
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