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DAY & FABER master drawings

    George Frederic Watts (London 1817 - Compton 1904)

    Escarpment on the Nile

    Description:

    1887
    inscribed 'K./B' with arrow (lower left)
    watercolour
    250 x 350 mm

    Provenance:

    H. C. Green

    Exhibitions

    JS Maas & Co., London, The Pre-Raphaelites and the Art Nouveau, 1964, no. 146

    Note:

    This watercolour sketch was likely made in Egypt during George Frederic Watts’ honeymoon (1886-7) with his second wife, the artist Mary Seton Watts (née Fraser-Tytler).  Mary wrote a vivid account of the trip in the second of her three volume publication about the artist, his work and his writings, George Frederic Watts: The annals of an artist's life (vols.1-2), His writings (vol. 3), 1912.

    Escarpment on the Nile