- Museum number
An Egyptian Feast, design for a wood-engraving for 'Academy Notes'; an Egyptian woman seated on the ground with her knees drawn up to her chest, holding a low container, the interior of which is decorated with an Egyptian figure
Graphite; pricked for transfer (?)
- Production date
- 1877 (circa)
Height: 150 millimetres
Width: 113 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The drawing is based upon the figure leaning against the decorated plinth at the left of the painting. It was exhibited at the summer exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1877 (no.83) and is now in the collection of Cartwright Hall, Bradford (Bills 150).
The Fine Art Society published an engraving after the painting by Édouard Henri Girardet in 1879. There is no impression in the British Museum, but the Victoria and Albert Museum have an artist's proof signed by both Long and Girardet (E.107-1971). It is stamped bottom left with the blind-stamp of the Printsellers' Association and with the letters 'CXC'.
The wood-engraving was published in 'Academy Notes' by Chatto and Windus (1877) and was used as the title-page.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Academy Notes
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
- Prints and Drawings
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