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Egyptian woman carrying a jug on her head: P.1498-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Egyptian woman carrying a jug on her head
The East


Designer: Watson, John Dawson
Printmaker: Dalziel family



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1862


Cut from Good Words, 1862, illustration to "The East" by the Countess of Gasparin, p. 400.

Letterpress on verso.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 150 mm Width 113 mm
Sheet Height 157 mm Width 122 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DALZIEL SC
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: J. D. W.
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1498-1991
Primary reference Number: 27744
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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