Mohammed Naghi Bey

Religious Procession, Addis Ababa

1932

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Not on display
Artist
Mohammed Naghi Bey 1888–1956
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 649 x 543 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Lord Bossom 1936
Reference
N04823

Catalogue entry

Mohammed Naghi Bey 1888-1956

N04823 Religious Procession, Addis Ababa 1932

Inscribed 'Naghi | 1932' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 25 (54 x 65)
Presented by Lord Bossom 1936
Prov: Lord Bossom, London (purchased from the artist through the Beaux Arts Gallery 1936)
Exh: Société des Amis de l'Art, Cairo, 1932 (567); Paintings of Egypt and Abyssinia by M. Naghi, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, January-February 1936 (32)

Naghi spent a year in Addis Ababa as a delegate from the Egyptian Government on a mission to the court of the Negus. During this stay he painted a portrait of the Emperor Haile Selassie, as well as studies of Abyssinian life and customs and many landscapes.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.551-2, reproduced p.551

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