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Album of Near Eastern Antiquities

  • Object:

    Album

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Half-bound in calf

  • 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.184

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 85, shelf TOP

Physical description

Album consisting of manuscript text, drawings and tracings, and plates, collated from a variety of sources on Near Eastern antiquities. Half-bound in calf

Date

1820-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Half-bound in calf

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm size of covers, Width: 47.9 cm

Object history note

Rodney Searight Collection

Historical context note

The album is roughly divisible into 6 parts [SD.184:1-6]. Regarding transcripts, tracings and copies, the compiler of the album may have used alternative editions of the publications mentioned. For attribution of the album to Sir Robert Ker Porter, see Searight Archive.
The Temple of Taffeh depicted is now located in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, Netherlands.

Descriptive line

Album consisting of manuscript text, drawings and tracings, and plates, collated from a variety of sources on Near Eastern antiquities. 1820-1830. Mostly copies after Cornelius de Bruyn and other artists including James Bruce, Dominique Vivant Denon, Frederick Norden, Sir Robert Ker Porter

Subjects depicted

Sphinxes; Maps; Obelisks; Reliefs; Ruins; Architectural drawings; Temples

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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