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Drawing - old Genoese Castle from the Mole at Gallipoli

old Genoese Castle from the Mole at Gallipoli

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (drawn)

  • Date:

    1840-1850 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1840-1850 (drawn)



Materials and Techniques

Pencil and brown wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title


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, `old Genoese Castle from the Mole at Gallipoli', 1840-1850. Artist unknown

Subjects depicted





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