Portrait of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...

Portrait of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Portrait of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions on a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. A number of men crouch on the deck of a dhow which is leaning towards the right. Some of men crowd around the mast at the centre of the deck, while others sit or stand on the gunwales. The water surrounding the dhow is flat with small waves. 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
 
2004.130.17645.1
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 14 - April 1, 1948

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