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Watercolour - Theatre, with the Sarcophagus and Harpy Tombs, Xanthus
  • Theatre, with the Sarcophagus and Harpy Tombs, Xanthus
    Ewart, Charles Joseph Frederick Vice Admiral CB, born 1816 - died 1884
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Theatre, with the Sarcophagus and Harpy Tombs, Xanthus

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Xanthus (painted)

  • Date:

    1842 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ewart, Charles Joseph Frederick Vice Admiral CB, born 1816 - died 1884 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water- and bodycolour, over pencil, on grey paper stuck down on mount

  • 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:

    SD.370

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf SC, box 14

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Xanthus (painted)

Date

1842 (painted)

Artist/maker

Ewart, Charles Joseph Frederick Vice Admiral CB, born 1816 - died 1884 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Water- and bodycolour, over pencil, on grey paper stuck down on mount

Marks and inscriptions

Signed on old mount C. J. F. Ewart.

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt.fr. Appleby, May 1971 £60'.

Historical context note

The watercolour shows the `Harpy' Tomb (on the right) after the reliefs which formerly covered the sides had been removed by Charles Fellows in January 1842. Ewart was Lieutenant on the Monarch which, with the Medea, in May-June 1842, was seconded from the British fleet in the Mediterranean to transport the sculptures from Xanthus to England, where they were reassembled in the BM. (See C. Fellows, Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, 1852, p.455; and T.A.B. Spratt, Travels in Lycia, 1847, Vol.I, pp.296-7).

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Theatre, with the Sarcophagus and `Harpy' Tombs, Xanthus, Turkey, 1842, by Charles Joseph Frederick Ewart, Vice Admiral CB

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

Searight, Rodney and Scarce, Jennifer M., A Middle Eastern journey : artists on their travels from the collection of Rodney Searight, Talbot Rice Art Centre, 1980

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Tombs; Amphitheatres; Ruins

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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