City of Domes, oil and gold leaf on canvas, signed and dated 2009 in English and signed in Arabic lower right, further signed, dated 2008-2009 and inscribed London, further inscribed with numerous other dates, all between 2008 and 2009 on the reverse,100 x 81cm (39 3/8 x 31 7/8in).
Provenance: Private UK collection.
'By Baghdad's Shrines of Fretted Gold High-Walled gardens, green and old.'
Recollections of the Arabian Nights, Alfred Tennyson
'Baghdad!! Is it a city or the echo of a name, The abode of dreams or in itself a dream? Harun carved its minarets out of the turquoise green that matched the sky. Tomorrow you will laugh at the jest of a to-morrow when you seen Baghdad. There is no to-morrow there or here. Beyond the stars it is always yesterday.'
Extracts from Baghdad And Points East Suad Al-Attar, August 2010.
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