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Watercolour - Statue of Diana of Ephesus

Statue of Diana of Ephesus

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1800-1810 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and coloured inks, and brown and grey washes, on thin paper

  • 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 45


1800-1810 (painted)



Materials and Techniques

Pen and coloured inks, and brown and grey washes, on thin paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back in German in two hands
For the transcription and translation of part of the inscriptions, see Searight Archive


Height: 33.6 cm, Width: 19.5 cm

Historical context note

This drawing is probably of the statue in the Capitoline Museum, Rome. It is thought to be a Roman marble copy of a Greek replica of a lost Geometric period wooden image from Ephesus.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, Statue of Diana of Ephesus. 1800-1810. Artist unknown

Subjects depicted





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