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Theatre of Myra in Lycia, with rock tombs

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Demre (drawn)

  • Date:

    1842 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Daniell, Edward Thomas Reverend, born 1804 - died 1842 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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 11

Physical description


Place of Origin

Demre (drawn)


1842 (drawn)


Daniell, Edward Thomas Reverend, born 1804 - died 1842 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title


Height: 35.5 cm, Width: 51 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt fr Manning Gallery, Nov. 1969, £95'.

Historical context note

.In March 1842, after spending two months at Xanthus where the expedition of Charles Fellows was excavating (see Fellows, Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, 1852, p.451), Daniell and two companions from the Beacon, Lieutenant T.A.B. Spratt,
assistant-surveyor, and E. Forbes, naturalist, undertook a further examination of the region. Their visit to Myra is described in Spratt & Forbes, pp.122-35. Many of Daniell's drawings of Lycia are in the BM, PD, including a version of SD295 in pen, water- and bodycolour, 33 x 49.5 cm., inscribed on the back Theatre of Myra in Lycia - with rock tombs, (1872-11-9-44): see no.28 under E.T. Daniell in L. Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists...in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Vol.II, 1900.

Descriptive line

Drawing, `Theatre of Myra in Lycia, with rock tombs', 1842, by Revd. Edward Thomas Daniell (1804-1842)





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