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Wash drawing - Jaffa


  • Object:

    Wash drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Israel (drawn)

  • Date:

    1837 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown wash over pencil, stuck down on mount

  • 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:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brown wash drawing

Place of Origin

Israel (drawn)


1837 (drawn)


Schranz, Antonio Jr, born 1801 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Brown wash over pencil, stuck down on mount

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


Height: 25.5 cm, Width: 37.2 cm

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

Drawing, `Jaffa', 1837, by Antonio (Anton Jr. or Antoine) Schranz.

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


Brown wash; Pencil


Wash technique


Drawings; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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