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Print - Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt; with the Manners and 
Customs of the Inhabitants:  From Drawings made on the Spot, A.D 1749

Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt; with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants: From Drawings made on the Spot, A.D 1749

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1749 (drawn)
    ca. 1750s (engraved)
    1791 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dalton, Richard (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etchings

  • 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.181:23

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 88, shelf TOP

Physical description

Album consisting of etched plates (46) of antiquities and views. Half bound in crimson morocco. Some plates dated 1751 or 1752. Most plates lettered with title in English and/or French, or in Latin. Most plates lettered with artists' names. Some plates lettered with description.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)

Date

1749 (drawn)
ca. 1750s (engraved)
1791 (published)

Artist/maker

Dalton, Richard (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etchings

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm Size of covers, Width: 37.7 cm

Descriptive line

Etching depicting caves on the island of Antiparos in Greece, after a drawing by Richard Dalton, in an album comprised of 46 plates of antiquities and views in Sicily, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. British School, ca. 1750s.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Grotto; Caves; Islands

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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