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Watercolour - The Xanthus River
  • The Xanthus River
    Ewart, Charles Joseph Frederick Vice Admiral CB, born 1816 - died 1884
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The Xanthus River

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Esen Çay (drawn)

  • Date:

    1842 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink and wash, over pencil, 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.372

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Esen Çay (drawn)

Date

1842 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink and wash, over pencil, stuck down on mount

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back Xanthus Lycia and similarly, in a later hand, on old mount

Dimensions

Height: 34.8 cm, Width: 49.4 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt.fr. Appleby, May 1971 £20'.

Historical context note

On the right, a group of British sailors can be seen preparing to load the sculptures from Xanthus on to a boat.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, The Xanthus River [Esen Çay], Turkey, 1842, by Charles Joseph Frederick Ewart, Vice Admiral CB

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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