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Watercolour - Kiz Kulesi (Leander's or Maiden's Tower) in the Bosphorus with Ayazma Camii near the shore at Üsküdar (Scutari)
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Kiz Kulesi (Leander's or Maiden's Tower) in the Bosphorus with Ayazma Camii near the shore at Üsküdar (Scutari)

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and 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:

    SD.1265

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 44

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)

Date

ca. 1820 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour over pencil

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 cm, Width: 43.2 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `WT Spencer, Jan. 1970, £20'.

Historical context note

SD.1263-SD.1270 may be copies of, or derived from, Canning's anonymous Greek artist (see SD.1261 & SD.1262). There may also be a connection with John Cam Hobhouse and Lord Byron who toured Greece and Turkey together, 1809-10: see J. C. Hobhouse, A Journey through Albania...to Constantinople... 1809 and 1810, 1813, For former suggested attributions see Searight Archive, under `English School'. See also SD.1065 & SD.1066 by Mrs W. Turner .
SD.1263-1265 appear to be by the same hand, and possibly also SD.1266-1268. The artist may have been an English visitor to Constantinople. For a copy or version of this, see SD.1065. The palace was destroyed in the early C19th and rebuilt c.1853.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Kiz Kulesi (Leander's or Maiden's Tower) in the Bosphorus with Ayazma Camii near the shore at Üsküdar (Scutari), about 1820. Artist unknown

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Towers; Ships; Mosques

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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