Watercolour

Study for 'A Halt in the Desert'

ca. 1855 (painted)

Lewis, John

Height: 53.1 cm, Width: 76.2 cm

P.41-1925 PDP

Study for 'A Halt in the Desert', or a similar painting by John Frederick Lewis. Great Britain, ca. 1855.

Watercolour on panel, study of Bedouin camels

Lewis made various trips down the Nile and crossed over the desert from Cairo to Sinai. He had made many sketches of camels and their trappings, which he later used to build up pictures like this of Bedouins and their camels in the desert. Compare 'A Halt in the Desert', Museum number F.A.532

Given by Mrs Spencer Musson (a niece of J F Lewis),

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 109, box R

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