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Creator:
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British
Title:
The Blessing of the Suez Canal, November 16, 1869
Date:
after 1869
Medium:
Graphite and brown wash on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream Asian paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/8 x 17 1/4 inches (27.6 x 43.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Multiple inscriptions throughout image describing scene, in graphite; lower center: "The Blessing of the Canal, | 16 Nov. 1869 | Port Said. Suez Canal."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.550
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
altar | architectural subject | bishop (prelate) | blessing | celebration | ceremony | crosses | crowd | figures | flags | historical subject | men | priests | pulpit | women
Associated Places:
Africa | Egypt | Port Said | Red Sea | Suez Canal | Urban
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2191
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