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Portrait of four of Wilfred ...

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


Portrait of four of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions on the deck of a sailboat (dhow) in the Abu Dhabi islands. A man stands at the centre of the boat, holding onto the main mast. Two men sit, perched on drum barrels, beside him on the right. On the left, a fourth man sits with his back to the rest of the group. A broad white sail is rigged across the ship behind them. 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 17 - April 1, 1948

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