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Watercolour - Smyrna

Smyrna

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    1857 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mathias, Maria Harriett née Rawstorne (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour over pencil

  • 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.637

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 24

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)

Date

1857 (painted)

Artist/maker

Mathias, Maria Harriett née Rawstorne (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and dated July 14. 1857

Dimensions

Height: 25.2 cm, Width: 35.9 cm

Object history note

SD.628-632 were probably originally in an album containing watercolour views by the artist of her tour in Egypt, the Levant and Italy (and botanical studies), all inscribed and many dated between 1856-7, sold at Christie's 29.9.78 (160). SD.633-637 were contained in the same album, and were bought by The Fine Art Society, London, from whom bought by RGS.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Smyrna', 1857, by Maria Harriett Mathias (née Rawstorne)

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Fortifications

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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