427
427
John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
A VEILED EGYPTIAN GIRL, CAIRO
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
427
John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
A VEILED EGYPTIAN GIRL, CAIRO
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
LONDON 1804 - 1876 WALTON-ON-THAMES
A VEILED EGYPTIAN GIRL, CAIRO

Provenance

With Lowell Libson, London, by 2010

Literature

B. Llewellyn, ‘The Woman in Blue: John Frederick Lewis’s Cairo figure studies’, Lowell Libson Ltd. catalogue British Paintings Watercolours and Drawings, 2010, pp. 92 & 93, fig. 2

Catalogue Note

Lewis probably executed this finely observed figure study in Cairo, where he lived between late 1841 and early 1851. Although the identity of the model is currently unknown, a number of others studies of her exist. A watercolour showing her in a similar pose to the present sheet is in the Ford Collection, while another - showing her facing more towards the viewer - was sold at Sotheby's, 14 April 1994, lot  502.

We are grateful to Briony Llewellyn for her help when cataloguing this work.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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