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The Princess Badoura, illustration to 'Princess Badoura', a tale from the Arabian Nights retold by Laurence Housman, (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913), design for the frontispiece; woman in oriental costume, holding a fan and standing near a foot bridge across a stream, bird flying close beside her. 1913
Watercolour, with bodycolour
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Height: 292 millimetres
Width: 241 millimetres (sight measurement)
- Curator's comments
- The book contained reproductions of ten watercolours that had been commissioned from Dulac by the Leicester Galleries, and which were exhibited on their premises in November/December 1913. This drawing is for the frontispiece. See Ann Conolly Hughey, 'Edmund Dulac, his book illustrations, a bibliography', 1995, cat.31. The first edition was published in an edition of 750 copies.
Fine Art Society label attached to back of modern mount.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982/3 Nov-Jan, Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery, 'Dulac', no.23
1983 Jan-Feb, Bristol Art Gallery, 'Dulac', no.23
1989 Feb-Apr, London, Barbican Art Gallery, 'The Last Romantics', no.360
2007/8 Nov-Feb, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 'The Age of Enchantment:..'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Princess Badoura
Associated Title: Arabian Nights
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- 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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