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Hans Tisdall (1910-1997):
Fresco Secco for Dining Hall in a Secondary School Kuwait, for His Highness Sheikh Sir Abdulla Al Subah, early 1950's
Framed (ref: 8494)
Titled on a label to the reverse
8 x 57 in. (20 x 145 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection
Exhibited: Second exhibition of the Society of Mural Painters (RIBA, April 1953),Mural Painters, date unknown, organised by Art Exhibitions Bureau, 12 Albemarle Street, London W1.
According to the catalogue for second exhibition of the Society of Mural Painters (RIBA, April 1953), this design was commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Sir Abdulla Al Subah, KCMG, CIE. for a school in Kuwait (by the Architect: Frank Dark, FRIBA).
Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah regarded as the founder of modern Kuwait. He introduced the Constitution of Kuwait in 1962, followed by the parliament in 1963
The mural design is to a scale 1/50th.