Richard Dadd A Turk 1863

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Richard Dadd 1817–1886
A Turk
Date 1863
Medium Watercolour on board
Dimensions Support: 63 x 63 mm
Acquisition Presented in memory of H.B. Hagreen by his children 1915
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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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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