Mohammed Naghi Bey 1888-1956
N04823 Religious Procession, Addis Ababa1932
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.