Stretches of the River Euphrates: looking South in the afternoon

Dora (Dorothy Susie) Collingwood, Mrs Ernest Haig Riddell Altounyan (1886-1964)
National Trust Inventory Number 628456

Category Paintings
Date circa 1932 - 1933
Materials Oil on paperboard
Measurements 241 x 292 mm (9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Clouds Hill, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Clouds Hill, Dorset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on paperboard, Stretches of the River Euphrates: looking South in the afternoon by Dora Collingwood (1886 - 1964), circa 1932.

Full description

Oil painting on paperboard, Stretches of the River Euphrates: looking south in the afternoon by Dora Collingwood (1886 - 1964) T. E. Lawrence wrote in letter to Altounyan, 5.1.1933: 'They delighted me: and for the moment I felt suddenly homesick for the Kalaat again. The southward looking one is exactly as I have always remembered it.... These two little panels exactly fit a place in my downstairs room. So there they are. For good. Please thank her very much indeed. I'm rich in them.'

Provenance

Given by the artist's husband, Ernest Haig Riddell Altounyan to T.E. Lawrence, as a present, probably for Christmas for Clouds Hill, 1932 (letter of thanks January 1933); given to the National Trust with the house by Mr A. W. Lawrence, as a memorial to his brother, in 1937

Credit line

Clouds Hill, The T. E. Lawrence Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Dora (Dorothy Susie) Collingwood, Mrs Ernest Haig Riddell Altounyan (1886-1964), artist

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Record Status

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