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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    1836 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801 (painter (artist))

  • 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 87, shelf SC, box 35

Physical description

Watercolour drawing of a landscape with ruins.

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)


1836 (painted)


Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour over pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed and dated on the back 53. [crossed through] No.16. Ephesus. General View Ionia. A.Schranz ft December 14th. 1836


Height: 34.5 cm, Width: 51.4 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Albany Gally., June 1975, £25'.

Historical context note

SD.932-SD.946 are all dated between December 1836 and September 1837. Most are mounted on cards bearing inscriptions in the same hand. They probably result from a journey made by the artist with an unknown patron. Customs records (Palace Archives, Valletta) reveal that he left Malta for Turkey in April 1836 and returned in December 1839. See D. Cutajar, `The Lure of the Orient The Schranzes, the Brockdorffs, Preziosi and other artists', Hyphen A journal of Melitensia and the Humanities, No.3, Vol.V, 1987.
Drawings from the same trip are in the Benaki Museum, Athens and in a private collection in Malta: see Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta, The Schranz Artists Landscape and Marine Painters in the Mediterranean (Active, XIX Century), 1987, pp.43, 59-63.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Ephesus, 1836, by Antonio (Anton Jr. or Antoine) Schranz.




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Graveyards; Aqueducts; Fortifications


Paintings; Landscapes; Architecture; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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