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Watercolour - Part of ruined mosque
  • Part of ruined mosque
    Armitage, Edward, born 1817 - died 1896
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Part of ruined mosque

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Armitage, Edward, born 1817 - died 1896 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 3

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)


ca. 1855 (painted)


Armitage, Edward, born 1817 - died 1896 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour


Height: 28.5 cm, Width: 20.9 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: -`Bought Sotheby's Feb. 1979, £10.' [SD39-42 together]

Historical context note

A major earthquake on the 1st March 1855 caused extensive damage to many of the historic monuments in Bursa, including the Ulu Cami, the Orhaniye complex, and the Yesil Turbe.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Part of a ruined mosque, Turkey, [the Ulu Cami, Bursa] attributed to Edward Armitage, RA, about 1855




Watercolour drawing

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