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Watercolour - The Xanthus Valley, Lycia
  • The Xanthus Valley, Lycia
    Johnson, Harry John, born 1826 - died 1884
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The Xanthus Valley, Lycia

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    1844 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnson, Harry John, born 1826 - died 1884 (painter (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 86, shelf SC, box 19

Physical description

On the back, slight pencil sketch

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)


1844 (painted)


Johnson, Harry John, born 1826 - died 1884 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed and dated Koenia[?] Jany. 4th. 1844. and stamped with remains of artist's studio mark HJ


Height: 10.6 cm, Width: 32.3 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt fr Holder, Sept.1970, £4'.

Historical context note

A view, probably from Tlos, of the valley of the Esen Çay, possibly near Kinik or Kemer.
For the artist's trip to Lycia with William Müller, see SD.691-694, and N.N. Solly, Memoir of the Life of William James Müller, 1875.

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Watercolour, The Xanthus Valley, Lycia, 1844, by Harry John Johnson RI




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