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Watercolour - Marsh in the Xanthus Valley
  • Marsh in the Xanthus Valley
    Müller, William James, born 1812 - died 1845
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Marsh in the Xanthus Valley

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    1843-1844 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Müller, William James, born 1812 - died 1845 (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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 25

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)


1843-1844 (painted)


Müller, William James, born 1812 - died 1845 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped with remains of H.J. Johnson's studio mark


Height: 16.9 cm, Width: 37.7 cm

Object history note

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

Historical context note

The location may be ancient Patara, near the mouth of the Xanthus river (Esen Çay). For comments on the attribution, see SD.693.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Marsh in the Xanthus Valley, 1843-1844, by William James Müller

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

Searight, Rodney. The Middle East : watercolours and drawings by British and foreign artists and travellers, 1750-1900, from the collection of Rodney Searight, Esq. London, 1971




Watercolour; Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted





Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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