Cairo - a Belle
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|Title||Cairo - a Belle|
|Place made||Egypt: Cairo|
|Date made||c. 1914-1915|
|Medium||watercolour on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 16.5 x 10.5 cm|
Watercolour on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting an Egyptian woman wearing full black chador. Interestingly, she wears a bangle on her left foot and no shoes. She holds a small child aloft on her left shoulder, supported only by her left hand. The child wears a red cloth and reaches out toward her face. The artist has titled the sketch 'Cairo: a belle'. Underneath, inscribed on the scrapbook leaf, is 'Native Woman'.