The Nile from Gezira
ID numberART02821
Collection typeArt
TitleThe Nile from Gezira
Measurementframed: 26.4 x 34 cm; unframed: 17.2 x 25.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLambert, George
Place madeEgypt: Cairo, Gezira
Date made1919
Physical descriptionoil on wood panel
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts a landscape seen across the Nile from the island of Gezireh, with two small sailing boats (Felucca) on dark blue water. Palm trees and two animals stand on the bank, and a town covers the hills on the other side of the water. Gezira (Arabic for 'island'), is an island in the Nile at Cairo, noted for its gardens. Gezira is actually the name of the island where this painting was made.