Rock-cut Tombs at Ancient Kherson

Drawing
1869 (drawn)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Drawing from a sketchbook containing studies of figures, landscapes and buildings in the Crimea. 44 pages of white wove paper bound in cloth-covered boards.


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Brief Description
'Rock-cut Tombs at Ancient Kherson'. Drawing in a sketchbook containing studies of figures, landscapes and buildings in the Crimea, 1869. William Simpson
Physical Description
Drawing from a sketchbook containing studies of figures, landscapes and buildings in the Crimea. 44 pages of white wove paper bound in cloth-covered boards.
Dimensions
  • Size of covers height: 22.4cm
  • Size of covers width: 28.2cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed and dated with title and Crimea, 23rd. April, 1869 and about 7 high
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Historical context
Simpson revisited the Crimea in April 1869, with the Prince and Princess of Wales: see Autobiography, 1903, pp.216-23. His account describes many of the subjects of these sketches. The Illustrated London News, from 22 May - 24 July 1869, reproduced illustrations derived from these sketches, with commentary by Simpson.
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Accession Number
SD.978:10

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record createdNovember 8, 2008
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