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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 677

    Elijah Walton (Birmingham 1832-1880 Bromsgrove)

    Portrait of an Arab, in profile, wearing a turban

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Elijah Walton (Birmingham 1832-1880 Bromsgrove)
    Portrait of an Arab, in profile, wearing a turban
    signed 'Elijah Walton'
    traces of black chalk, watercolour, bodycolour
    9 x 6 5/8 in. (22.9 x 16.8 cm.), unframed


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    Elijah Walton was predominantly known as a landscape painter. From 1860, on the death of his first wife, until 1867, he spent a large proportion of his time sketching in Egypt and the Middle East. The present portrait is likely to date to this same period: two similar portraits of Arabs were sold as a pair at Bonham's, London, 17 December 2008, lot 84.

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