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David Austen was commissioned to produce this painting for the British Embassy in Cairo as he has a long-standing interest in Egyptian art and artefacts. Austen uses a wide variety of objects including Egyptian vessels as a starting point, looking to them primarily for shape, texture and colour. He builds up the work in layers, with much painting out, re-painting and moving of the objects, some of which have faint numbers on them derived from museum accession numbers.

Government Art Collection

London


Date

1998

Medium

oil on linen

Measurements

H 168 x W 199 cm

Accession number

17374

Acquisition method

commissioned, 1999

Work type

Painting


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Queen's Yard, 179A Tottenham Court Road, London, Greater London W1T 7PA England

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