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Drawing - the 2 Castles of the Dardanelles - from a ruined Fort above Cape Janissary
  • the 2 Castles of the Dardanelles - from a ruined Fort above Cape Janissary
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the 2 Castles of the Dardanelles - from a ruined Fort above Cape Janissary

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (drawn)

  • Date:

    1840-1850 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and brown wash

  • 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.1278:4

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

One of five landscape sketches of the Dardanelles on 8 pages from a sketchbook bound in laid paper cover, watermarked ALMASSO.

Place of Origin

Turkey (drawn)

Date

1840-1850 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and brown wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title

Dimensions

Height: 16.6 cm Size of sheet, Width: 24.6 cm

Historical context note

A member of the Navy would have executed these drawings for reconnaissance purposes. SD1278:1-5 were formerly tentatively attributed to M. O'Reilly: see Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Drawing, `the 2 Castles of the Dardanelles - from a ruined Fort above Cape Janissary', 1840-1850. Artist unknown

Subjects depicted

Castles

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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