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Watercolour - The Sepulchre of Absalom

The Sepulchre of Absalom

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Israel (painted)

  • Date:

    1792 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayer, Luigi (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on laid paper

  • 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.649

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Israel (painted)

Date

1792 (painted)

Artist/maker

Mayer, Luigi (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on laid paper

Dimensions

Height: 17.7 cm, Width: 29.8 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt fr. Victor Maly, Broughton, March 1967 17/-[shillings]'

Historical context note

Possibly an on-the-spot drawing, dating from Mayer's visit to Syria in 1792: see SD.646. Cf. worked up versions by Mayer: Tomb partly cut into the rock, called Absalom's Rock, and another called `Jehosophat's' Rock, giving its name to the Valley near Jerusalem, Eyre & Hobhouse, 1983 (29); and aquatints in Mayer, Palestine, 1804, Pl.14, titled The Sepulchre Of Absalom, 1803, and in Mayer, Turkey in Europe and Asia, 1801[-06], [Part 2], Pl.8, titled Tomb Of Absalsom, 1805 (see SP.377 & SP.380).

Descriptive line

Watercolour, The Sepulchre of Absalom, 1792, 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

Tombs

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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