Bedouin Camp

Edwin Alexander

DETAILS
  • Artist

    Edwin Alexander

  • Date

    Unknown

  • Medium

    Watercolour on paper

  • Object number

    6

  • Dimensions unframed

    32 × 50.5 cm

  • Dimensions framed

    54.5 × 72 × 2 cm

  • Marks

    Signed bottom left

ARTIST PROFILE

Edwin John Alexander RSA RWS RSW, 1870-1926

Like his father, Robert Alexander, Edwin Alexander was a fine animal painter. At seventeen he accompanied his father, Joseph Crawhall and Pollock Nisbet on a visit to Morocco; Crawhall was to be a strong influence on his art. Alexander studied in Edinburgh, and in Paris under the animal sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet. Between 1892 and 1896 he made two extended visits to Egypt with the artist Erskine E. Nicol Jnr. He settled in Inveresk, where he maintained a menagerie of animals and birds, which he used as models. Later, he moved to Musselburgh.

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