London, South Kensington
4 June 2008
GENERAL EDWARD W. WRAY (BRITISH, 1823-1892)
Smoking after a Turkish bath, Constantinople
signed with initials 'E W' (lower right)
pen and black ink and watercolour heightened with white, with scratching out
5½ x 9¼ in. (14 x 23.5 cm.)
with Abbott & Holder.
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C.Plante, Inside Out: Historic Watercolour Drawings, Oil sketches and Paintings of Interiors and Exteriors 1770-1870, London, 2000, no. 46.
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