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Watercolour - Mosque built between the columns of an ancient temple in Latakia on the coast of Syria, about 1800
  • Mosque built between the columns of an ancient temple in Latakia on the coast of Syria, about 1800
    Mayer, Luigi
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Mosque built between the columns of an ancient temple in Latakia on the coast of Syria, about 1800

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Syria (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayer, Luigi (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and gouache with gum, heightened with white

  • 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.648

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 22

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Syria (painted)

Date

ca. 1800 (painted)

Artist/maker

Mayer, Luigi (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and gouache with gum, heightened with white

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered MOSCHEA COSTRUTA TRA LE COLONNE DELL'ATRIO DI UN'ANTICO TEMPIO ESISTENTE NELLA CITTA DI LATACHIA OLIM LAODICEAE NELLA COSTA DELLA SORIA.
Mosque built between the columns of the atrium of an ancient temple still surviving in the town of Latakia, formerly Laodicea, on the coast of Syria.

Dimensions

Height: 26.1 cm, Width: 32.7 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt fr T.Crenshaw, March 1977'

Historical context note

Cf. another version, View of an Ancient Atrium used today as a mosque, in the Town of Latakia, taken from the yard of the mosque itself, Eyre & Hobhouse, 1983

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Mosque built between the columns of an ancient temple in Latakia on the coast of Syria, about 1800, by Luigi Mayer

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

See large group of gouche drawings by Luigi Mayer, commissioned by Robert Ainslie (1729-1812) in Adam's Country House Collections at Slane Castle, Co. Meath, catalogue of auction held on 6th October 2009, lots 517 to 542.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Temples; Mosques

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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