- Museum number
- Series: Boatsman
Drawing; from a collection of sixty-one. "A Nile Boatsman"; adult male wearing a floral costume over his shirt and a decorated head-gear. Assuan, Egypt, 1950.
Chalk and crayon.
- Production date
Height: 65 centimetres
Width: 50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lily Eversdijk-Smulders (1903-1994), portrait painter and lawyer.
She obtained her degree of Doctor of Law at the University of Leiden, Holland. After few years as a lawyer, she decided to dedicate herself to the arts. She travelled to Bali, Japan, China, all of West Asia, the Sahara desert, Central Africa, India and South America. She always travelled alone and mingled with the crowd in the countries she visited.
Through a curious set of circumstances, was adopted as a daughter by a Tibetan Redcap lama. Her book, Enigmatic Tibet published by Vantage Press Inc. New York, 1971, tells the story.
- Not on display
- Both drawing and paper are in good condition, the drawing is kept in a polyester pocket and housed in a box.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of sixty-one drawings from Asia, Africa and South America, were left to the department in the artist's will and after her death in 1994, they were presented to the BM on 24th January 1995 by Ms Ella Andriesse.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Af2006-Drg7-Eve