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Creator:
Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607–1677, Bohemian
Title:
A View from Peterborough Tower at Tangier
Date:
1669
Medium:
Graphite, pen and brown ink, gray wash, brown wash, and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 × 24 3/8 inches (20.3 × 61.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "From Peterborow Tower at Tangier, Southward | The lands within the English lines of Communications"; in graphite, upper left to lower right: "Tangier | [...] | sand hill | Catharin Fort | White Hall | Bowling | Walley | [...] Walley | Pond Fort | Kendall Fort": in pen and brown ink: South | Enormous grounds | Monmouth Fort | James Fort | Norwood Fort | West | East North"; inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink: "From Peterborow Tower, Westward"; extensively inscribed with place names including: "Charles Fort | Henrietta Fort | Bridges Fort | Battery | Cambridge Fort | Bay | Broken ground like graves"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6205
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | settlement | view | wall
Access:
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National Gallery in Prague, Wenceslaus Hollar: Drawing, 1607-1677, [Prague], p. 340-341, p. 342-343, cat. VI/2, NJ18.H73 V65 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10208
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