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Sir David Wilkie's Sketches In Turkey, Syria & Egypt, 1840 & 1841. Drawn on Stone by Joseph Nash.

Sir David Wilkie RA

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt.
Sir David Wilkie's Oriental Sketches.
Oriental sketches


[London] :: Published By Messrs Graves and Warmsley, 6, Pall Mall:, Feby. 1st. 1843, Printed By C. Hullmandel.

Physical Description

[27] pl.; 520 mm.

General Note

The 'Table of Contents' on the verso of the engraved dedication calls for XXVI pl. - including engr. t.-pl. but not including engr. dedic.


[Engr. t.-pl. (incl. port.), engr. dedic.] - Table of Contents - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed by David Wilkie (usually as 'David Wilkie ft.').

The book is dedicated by the publishers, Graves and Warmsley, to William John, Marquess of Titchfield (afterwards fifth duke of Portland).


Sir David Wilkie: drawings and sketches in the Ashmolean Museum, ed. D. Blayney Brown [exhibition catalogue] (1985). M. Twyman, Lithography, 1800-1850 (1970).

Summary Note

Most plates carry a date (1840 or 1841).

The plates reproduce portrait-drawings of local persons and British visitors in Turkey (Constantinople, Smyrna), Lebanon (Beirut) and the Holy Land (Dead Sea, Jordan, Jerusalem). They are all described in the 'Table of Contents' and captioned in the plate. While returning from the Holy Land in 1841 Wilkie died at sea.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red paper-covered boards; spine lettered 'Sir David Wilkie's Oriental Sketches'.

Name as Subject


Drawings, British - 19th century
British - Turks - Arabs - Jews - Portraits - Costume - Dress - Turkey - Lebanon - Palestine - Israel - 19th century
Pictorial works - 19th century


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