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Fisher's Illustrations Of Constantinople And Its Environs

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (probably, drawn)
    Britain (probably, engraved)

  • Date:

    1838 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Allom, born 1804 - died 1872 (artist)
    Bentley, Joseph Clayton, born 1809 - died 1851 (engraver)
    Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • 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.40:46

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Etching of the Triple Wall of Constantinople, from a volume half-bound in blue calf. Each plate lettered with title, artists' names, and printer's name.

Place of Origin

Turkey (probably, drawn)
Britain (probably, engraved)

Date

1838 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Allom, born 1804 - died 1872 (artist)
Bentley, Joseph Clayton, born 1809 - died 1851 (engraver)
Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Fisher, Son & Co. London, & Quai de l'Ecole, Paris
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 27.8 cm Size of covers, Width: 20.9 cm

Descriptive line

Etching of a drawing by Thomas Allom entitled 'The Triple Wall of Constantinople on the land side, near Top Kapousi', engraved by J. C. Bentley for 'Fisher's Illustrations Of Constantinople And Its Environs', first and second series consisting of 98 plates over 2 volumes, published by Fisher, Son & Co., London & Paris. British School, 1838.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Printing

Subjects depicted

Walls; Gates

Categories

Prints; Tourism & Travel

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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