ART03605.008.001

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ID number ART03605.008.001
Title A Gyppo village January 12, 1915
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made Egypt
Date made 12 January 1915
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 17.8 x 25.2 cm

Description

Depicts a landscape and an Egyptian village, including adobe brick houses and palm trees in the middle distance, and a figure riding a donkey in the foreground. While the word 'gyppos' has been used as an abbreviation of 'gypsies' and 'Egyptians', the reference in the title is likely to be to an Egyptian village as the adobe housing depicted is not suggestive of the nomadic lifestyle of gypsies.