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Dome of the Rock: Jerusalem

Drawing
1909 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Coloured drawing showing a cross-section of the Dome of the Rock (Scale ¼ inch to 1 foot), with the decoration of the interior. On either side are plans of the ground floor and cave under the rock, along with a section of the cave. The drawings are outlined in gold. The drawing is on seven sheets joined together.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink, watercolour, Indian ink and gold
Brief Description
Drawing (one of two) by William Harvey of a cross-section of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, 1909. Pen and ink, watercolour, Indian ink and gold.
Physical Description
Coloured drawing showing a cross-section of the Dome of the Rock (Scale ¼ inch to 1 foot), with the decoration of the interior. On either side are plans of the ground floor and cave under the rock, along with a section of the cave. The drawings are outlined in gold. The drawing is on seven sheets joined together.
Dimensions
  • Height: 90.8cm (Note: Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963. London: HMSO, 1964.)
  • Width: 121.3cm (Note: Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963. London: HMSO, 1964.)
  • Sheet height: 90.3cm
  • Sheet width: 122.4cm
  • Mount height: 93cm
  • Mount width: 124.3cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'William Harvey. Measured and Drawn on the Spot 1909' (Signed and dated in gold in the bottom right corner)
  • (Inscribed on the back of the mount with artist's name and address)
  • 'Section through centre of building: looking south Dome of the Rock: Jerusalem' (Lettered in gold along the bottom edge)
Credit line
Given by Mr John Harvey, FSA, FRSL, son of the Artist.
Object history
These drawings were reproduced as Figs. 3 and 4 in the artist’s ‘Colour in Architecture’ in Vol.29, No.16 of the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 17 June 1922
Subject depicted
Places Depicted
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.
  • p. 166Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb, eds. Jerusalem, 1000-1400 : every people under heaven New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2016] 9781588395986
Collection
Accession Number
E.1267-1963

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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