Portrait of two of Wilfred ...

 
Portrait of two of Wilfred ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of two of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions on the deck of a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. In the foreground an older boy sits on the ship's rail. A young boy stands on the ship's rail behind him, holding onto sail rigging. The older boy wears a western waistcoat over his thobe (long shirt). In the background the water surrounding the boat is calm and flat. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 1948.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17930.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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