William Edward Dighton (1822–1853) in Middle Eastern Dress

Frederick Goodall British

Not on view

This is the only known portrait of Goodall’s fellow artist Dighton. It must have been painted soon before or immediately after the sitter’s 1852 tour of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine. Images of Westerners dressed in exotic costume proliferated in this period marked by colonial expansion and increased travel to regions beyond Europe.

William Edward Dighton (1822–1853) in Middle Eastern Dress, Frederick Goodall (British, London 1822–1904 London), Oil on canvas

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