View of Revel, Capital of Esthonia
- Materials & Techniques:
- Gray wash, brown wash, pen and black ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured cream laid paper
- Sheet: 4 13/16 x 17 3/4in. (12.2 x 45.1cm), Sheet: 4 3/4 × 17 3/4 inches (12.1 × 45.1 cm)
Inscribed on verso in pen and black and brown ink, upper left: "View of Revel from the Sea taken from the Defiance on the 16th of May 1801"; in pen and black and brown ink, upper right: "Many of the Buildings in the lower town are of wood for which reason I have given some | of them a tinge of red to shew that they were built of brick and tiled, the tops of the Churches | and Publick buildings are covered with Copper, which has a green hue, the High Ground | on which the upper Town or Citadel Stands is a grey earth, with a ragged free Stone Rock, just | under the Walls, the Walls and Towers are in decay. | vv under these mists on the left is the Mole."
Watermark: Bend (Heawood 158)
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- capital | cityscape | landscape | sea | steeples | town
- Associated Places:
- Estonia | Europe | Revel | Tallinn
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- IIIF Manifest:
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Nicholas Pocock, 1740–1821, British, View of Revel, Capital of Esthonia, undated
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