Edward Bawden Cairo, the Citadel: On the Roof of the Officers’ Mess c.1941

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Artist
Edward Bawden 1903–1989
Title
Cairo, the Citadel: On the Roof of the Officers’ Mess
Date c.1941
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 464 x 591 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05678
Not on display

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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... ‘

September 2004

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