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H. Salt, Twenty-four Views taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt

  • Object:

    Etching and aquatint

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1809 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Salt, Henry FRS FLS, born 1780 - died 1827 (artist)
    Havell, Daniel (engraver)
    William Miller (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured aquatints, with additional colouring by hand

  • 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:

    SP.537:6

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 90, shelf 4

Physical description

Coloured aquatints, with additional colouring by hand, preserved in a portfolio. Each plate lettered with title, plate number, name of engraver, ‘Drawn By Henry Salt.’ and, variously, ‘Published as the Act directs by William Miller, Albemarle Street’.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)

Date

1809 (printed)

Artist/maker

Salt, Henry FRS FLS, born 1780 - died 1827 (artist)
Havell, Daniel (engraver)
William Miller (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured aquatints, with additional colouring by hand

Dimensions

Height: 47.6 cm Printed surface of plates, Width: 60.3 cm

Descriptive line

Coloured aquatint entitled 'The Obelisk At Axum', from a portfolio of loose plates (9 from a set of 24) after drawings by Henry Salt, from the plate volume of 'H. Salt, Twenty-four Views taken in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt', 2 volumes. Great Britain, 1809.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Aquatint; Hand-colouring

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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