Richard Dadd A Turk 1863

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Artist
Richard Dadd 1817–1886
Title
A Turk
Date 1863
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.

May 2007

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