The Halt in the Desert


Campfires are the best. Without marshmallows to speak of, what did Bedouins put on the end of their sticks?

Dadd was drawer-in-chief for the honorable Sir Thomas Phillips on a grant tour of Greece, Turkey, Palestine and Egypt. A bit of a rough trip back in 1842.

The Halt vanished soon after it was finished and then reappeared more than 100 years later when a lucky (and somewhat clueless) sod showed up at the Antiques Roadshow TV series and asked what this desert scene painting was worth. 

I have always loved the emotional rollercoaster of that show.