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Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1836-8 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bartlett, William Henry, born 1809 - died 1854 (artist)
    Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on 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:

    SP.78:15

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf TOP

Physical description

Etching of Beit El Ma, near Antioch (Antakya) in Turkey, from 'Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c', illustrated views printed in 3 series over 2 volumes (37 plates, 37 plates, and 48 plates for each series respectively) including maps and title pages. Bound in publisher's cloth. Each plate lettered with title, artist's name, engraver's name, publisher's name and date.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)

Date

1836-8 (printed)

Artist/maker

Bartlett, William Henry, born 1809 - died 1854 (artist)
Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Dimensions

Height: 28.5 cm Size of covers, Width: 21.7 cm

Descriptive line

Etching entitled 'Beit El Ma, Near Antioch, Supposed Site Of Daphne' from 'Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c', illustrated views printed in 3 series over 2 volumes, drawn by W. H. Bartlett and William Purser, with descriptive text by John Carne. Published by Fisher & Son, with series I and II bound together. British School, 1836-8.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Harbiye (Classical Daphne) is a town in Hatay Province, Turkey. Daphne was a resort town during Seleucid Empire, famous for waterfalls and daphnes (a genus of plant). However, it also suffered periods of destruction from earthquakes.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Printing

Subjects depicted

Daphne

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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