Cactus at the Alhambra

Description (Brief)
The signed watercolor of a cactus was made during Stephen Ferris’s visit to southern Spain in 1881 with his son, Gerome. Ferris drew another extravagant growth of cactus on a gypsy cave dwelling in the Granada area. See GA*14541.
Verso: There is a rough sketch of two reddish towers under an expansive sky on the verso. Although not identified, the quickly painted rectangular towers were probably part of the Alhambra complex in Granada where the cactus on the recto was painted..
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
watercolor
Object Type
Watercolor
date made
1881
graphic artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
paper (sheet material)
watercolor (image material)
Measurements
sheet: 23.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in
place made
Spain
ID Number
GA*14550
catalog number
14550
accession number
94830
subject
Art
Communications
Spain
cactus
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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