Bachi Serai; Bakhchysarai
ca. 1890-1910 (drawn) 1912 (published)
Marius Alexander Bauer
Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 29 cm
Etching by Marius Bauer entitled 'Bachi Serai' on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. Dutch School, published 1912.
Etching depicting groups of women in a harem, standing by a fountain before a wall in Bakhchysarai on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. Bakchisarai was the centre of the Tatar state of the Crimean peninsula. Bauer shows part of the residence of the Tatar Khans. Signed in pencil with initials MB. Inscribed on mount in pencil, in another hand, with title. Numbered No59 [of 100].
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 47