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Drawing - Theatre at Xanthus
  • Theatre at Xanthus
    Scharf, George Sir KCB FSA, born 1820 - died 1895
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Theatre at Xanthus

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (drawn)

  • Date:

    1843 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scharf, George Sir KCB FSA, born 1820 - died 1895 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    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.915

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 34

Physical description

Drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (drawn)

Date

1843 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Scharf, George Sir KCB FSA, born 1820 - died 1895 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title, dated Nov 8 1843 and numbered twice No 1

Dimensions

Height: 22.9 cm, Width: 29.1 cm

Historical context note

In 1846 Scharf exhibited `Tombs and theatre at Xanthus, in Lycia' at the RA (71). SD.915-SD.919 are probably from a sketchbook. Cf. drawings of the Lycian ruins by Scharf, some pencil with white heightening, some pen and ink, in BM, Greek and Roman Department. Also pencil sketches, of Xanthus, Pinara etc., dated November 1843, in NPG archive. For the Lycian ruins see G. E. Bean, Lycian Turkey An Archaeological Guide, 1978

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'Theatre at Xanthus' [with the Sarcophagus and `Harpy' Tombs].1843. Sir George Scharf KCB FSA

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Tombs; Theatres

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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