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Drawing - Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar
    Egerton, Francis 1st Earl of Ellesmere, KG, born 1800 - died 1857
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Gibraltar (drawn)

  • Date:

    1840 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Egerton, Francis 1st Earl of Ellesmere, KG, born 1800 - died 1857 (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

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf SC, box 13

Physical description

One of a series of 25 sketches, formerly in a sketch book, mounted on 18 sheets of blue or brown wove paper, of landscapes, buildings and figures in Palestine and Lebanon

Place of Origin

Gibraltar (drawn)


1840 (drawn)


Egerton, Francis 1st Earl of Ellesmere, KG, born 1800 - died 1857 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title on mount


Height: 18.1 cm, Width: 10 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight:- `[Mrs.Egerton, by descent]; Bt Sotheby's, [3] Nov.1977 [(50)], £220: one of six Lots of sketches by the same artist, of which this Lot, if the most interesting, was also the most expensive in terms of `cost per sketch'!'

Historical context note

The sketches, apparently from a sketch-book, were mounted in an album, probably by the artist; subsequently disbound.They were made during Egerton's tour of the Mediterranean and the Holy Land, in company with his wife, Harriet (née Greville), in 1840. On their return to England she published privately Journal of A Tour In The Holy Land, in May and June, 1840, [published 1841.] From this most of the sketches can be dated between 28 April (their arrival at Jaffa) and 6 June (an excursion to Baalbek); they arrived in Ancona on their return journey on 17 July. In 1841 Egerton published Lithographs made from sketches made in Syria by Lord Francis Egerton.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Gibraltar [Figure studies], 1840, by Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, KG

Subjects depicted

Figure Studies




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