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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D , Case SC, Shelf 3

Part of ruined mosque

ca. 1855 (painted)
Place Of Origin

Watercolour drawing

object details
Object Type
Additional TitleThe Ulu Cami, Bursa, after the earthquake of 1855 (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour, Part of a ruined mosque, Turkey, [the Ulu Cami, Bursa] attributed to Edward Armitage, RA, about 1855
Physical Description
Watercolour drawing
  • Height: 28.5cm
  • Width: 20.9cm
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: -`Bought Sotheby's Feb. 1979, £10.' [SD39-42 together]
Historical context
A major earthquake on the 1st March 1855 caused extensive damage to many of the historic monuments in Bursa, including the Ulu Cami, the Orhaniye complex, and the Yesil Turbe.
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record createdJune 29, 2007
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