Islamabad, Early Morning by Edward Clifford (1826-1897). 1888. Watercolor and bodycolor, 12.00 x 17.00cm (4.72 x 6.69 inches). Inscribed with title on the backboard. Provenance: Given by the artist to Rev. Wilson Carlile; Reginald Clifford Carlile; Elizabeth Carlile and thence by descent. Courtesy of Sarah Colegrave Fine Art. Click on image to enlarge it.

Tim Willasey-Wilsey points out that Clifford's Islamabad is not the capital of Pakistan (which was built from the 1960s) but Islamabad (or Anantnag) in Indian Kashmir. This work, one of a group of six watercolours of Kashmir and India, was given by the artist to Wilson Carlile, founder of the Church Army. Clifford was honorary Secretary of the Church Army, an evangelistic Anglican society.

Image and text courtesy of Sarah Colegrave, London, which retains copyright. Readers of the Victorian Web may wish to consult the gallery's site. — George P. Landow


Last modified 14 March 2016