Richard Dadd

A Turk

1863

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Watercolour on board
Dimensions
Support: 63 x 63 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented in memory of H.B. Hagreen by his children 1915
Reference
N03023

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This study would have been based on the sketchbooks Dadd made on his travels through the Middle East and which he took with him to Bethlem. Details such as the red fez which shows through the man’s turban and the grill by his side for cooking would have derived from such sketches as well as from memory.

Gallery label, May 2007