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The Sheik of Lebanon / Sir David Wilkie's Sketches in Turkey, Syria & Egypt, 1840 & 1841

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Print maker - Joseph Nash

Description

A bearded man in oriental dress sitting cross-legged to right, looking ahead, his wrists resting on his knees, his left hand on a sword which he lays across his lap, with four other heads sketched in around him, being a servant kneeling to left preparing a pipe, a woman and child to left and a man standing behind them. Hand-coloured lithograph printed in grey and beige.

Inscription

Lettered in the image, as hand-written in ink by the painter, with the title, signature and date: 'David Wilkie ft 1840.'

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Location

Lebanon

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