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Watercolour - The Greek Theatre, Syracuse
  • The Greek Theatre, Syracuse
    Ducros, Abraham Louis Rodolphe, born 1748 - died 1810
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The Greek Theatre, Syracuse

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Syracuse (The painting may have been finished elsewhere, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 to ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ducros, Abraham Louis Rodolphe, born 1748 - died 1810 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    P.4-1950

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 6, box L

Physical description

Watercolour view of Syracuse as seen from the top of a Greek amphitheatre, with many trees below, a small town in the background, a bay of water, and dramatic cloudy skies.

Place of Origin

Syracuse (The painting may have been finished elsewhere, painted)

Date

ca. 1775 to ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Ducros, Abraham Louis Rodolphe, born 1748 - died 1810 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 54.6 cm from card catalogue, Width: 76.2 cm from card catalogue

Object history note

A preliminary drawing by Ducros is at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne.

Descriptive line

Abraham Louis Rodolphe Ducros, 'The Greek Theatre, Syracuse'. Watercolour. Late 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1950, London: HMSO, 1962.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Rain; Bay; Trees; Clouds; Amphitheatre; Views

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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