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Syria. Mode of Agriculture at the Foot of Mount Carmel

1799 (painted)
Place of origin

Watercolour drawing

Object details

Object type
TitleSyria. Mode of Agriculture at the Foot of Mount Carmel (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Watercolour, `Syria. Mode of Agriculture at the Foot of Mount Carmel, 1799, by Revd Cooper Willyams
Physical description
Watercolour drawing
  • Height: 16.5cm
  • Width: 24.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed with title, dated January 26 1799., inscribed A Turkish Officer with his guards.
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: - `This, and companion drawing [SD.1208], Sothebys, July 27, 1972 £35'.
Historical context
With minor variations, reproduced as an etching and aquatint, in C. Willyams A Voyage up the Mediterranean in His Majesty's Ship the Swiftsure, 1802, facing p.160, and in A Selection of Views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca, and Gibraltar, 1822, following p.8 [see SP.653:1-36]. See also SD.1208.
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Record createdApril 24, 2008
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