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Watercolour - Turkish Fort of Chanak-Kaleh-si (asiatic Side).  View Taken from the center of the strait
  • Turkish Fort of Chanak-Kaleh-si (asiatic Side). View Taken from the center of the strait
    O'Reilly, Montagu Frederick
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Turkish Fort of Chanak-Kaleh-si (asiatic Side). View Taken from the center of the strait

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    1849 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    O'Reilly, Montagu Frederick (Commander, R.N.), born 1822 - died 1888 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown ink and wash 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.710

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 86, shelf SC, box 26

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)

Date

1849 (painted)

Artist/maker

O'Reilly, Montagu Frederick (Commander, R.N.), born 1822 - died 1888 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Brown ink and wash over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed Novr 1849. June 15. 1853. [C]hanak - Kaleh-si Pottery Castle. [...]22.guns. 171 [?]Embrasures [...] of Dardanelles sides here - [gr]anite shot; HMS Bellerophon & Retribution Dardanelle[s]; inscribed on the back with title and HMS Bellerophon, dated November.1849, and signed M [...] Reilly; also inscribed on the back No.8, signed Montagu O'Reilly, and inscribed HMS Retribution April 1854
As O'Reilly notes, Çanak kalesi literally means Pottery Castle.

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm, Width: 40.6 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Turkish Fort of Chanak-Kaleh-si (asiatic Side). View Taken from the center of the strait -'. 1849. Commander Montagu O'Reilly RN

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Forts

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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