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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Wash Drawing
1837 (drawn)
Place Of Origin

Brown wash drawing

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brown wash over pencil, stuck down on mount
Brief Description
Drawing, `Jaffa', 1837, by Antonio (Anton Jr. or Antoine) Schranz.
Physical Description
Brown wash drawing
  • Height: 25.5cm
  • Width: 37.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Inscribed and dated on the back No.187[?] Jaffa - A.S. July 25th[?] 1837. Inscribed on the mount in another hand with title and date July 24,1837.
  • J WHATMA[N] 1842 (mount watermarked)
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Historical context
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.
Places Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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
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