Edward Bawden

Cairo, the Citadel: Mohammed Ali Mosque

c.1941

Artist
Edward Bawden 1903–1989
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 470 x 597 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05677

Not on display

Display caption

Bawden trained as a printmaker, graphic designer and illustrator at the Royal College of Art. These watercolours were made during the Second World War, when Bawden served as an Official War Artist. He spent two years in the Middle East, when he wrote: ‘Work proceeds nicely under the double disadvantages of lack of dense shade and an oven heat, not the mention the infliction of flies... ‘

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N05677 CAIRO, THE CITADEL: MOHAMMED ALI MOSQUE c. 1941
 
Inscr. ‘Edward Bawden’ b.r.
Pen and watercolour, 18 3/4×23 1/2 (47×60).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, South Africa, 1943, National Gallery, 1945, and R.A., October–November 1945 (382).

Painted from the Officers' Mess, Cairo.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I