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Watercolour - Trebizond
  • Trebizond
    Vigne, Godfrey Thomas FRGS, born 1801 - died 1863
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Trebizond

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    1833 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vigne, Godfrey Thomas FRGS, born 1801 - died 1863 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour

  • 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.1086

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 38

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)

Date

1833 (painted)

Artist/maker

Vigne, Godfrey Thomas FRGS, born 1801 - died 1863 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back with title and date Feby. 15th. 1833. and numbered 5; on a separate label, inscribed similarly and signed with initials G T. V.

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt ex Colln. Royal Geographical Society (via Christie's), Jan. 1974, £25' (with SD.1136 & SD.1157).

Historical context note

The view is from the eastern gorge, with the walls on the hill to the left, and the Yeni Cuma Camii above the town to the right. See Vigne, Travels in Kashmir..., 1842, Vol.1, pp.5-7.
Vigne briefly described his journey in an article in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol.9, 1839, pp.512-6: see Searight Archive; and more fully in Travels in Kashmir..., 1842, Vol.1, pp.5-21.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Trebizond', 1833, by Godfrey Thomas Vigne FRGS

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Fortifications; Walls

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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