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ART02755

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ID number ART02755
Title The Wassah, Cairo
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Lambert, George
Place made North Africa: Egypt, Cairo
Date made 2 January 1918
Medium oil on wood panel
Measurement framed: 39.2 x 31.2 cm; unframed: 30.6 x 22.4 cm

Description

Depicts a city street with shops and awnings, various figures, and a donkey and a cart. The street is part of the Wassah, the 'red light' district of Cairo, and the scene of several riots in 1915 where the buildings were set on fire and a fireman was assaulted.