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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:

Details of a Corinthian Temple on the Acropolis of Pergamon

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Black and brown ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 14 13/16 inches (53.9 x 37.6 cm) and Image: 12 3/8 x 8 1/16 inches (31.5 x 20.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, upper left: "XIX."; in graphite, upper left "16"; in brown ink, within image: various measurements; lower center: "Sofitte dell Architraue"; in graphite, lower center: "Mouldings of Corinthean Temple in ruins on ye Castle hill near Pergamus"; in brown ink, on back, upper left: "Bergamo Tempio Corith nella Citadella"; on back, upper center: "7"; on back, lower center: "X"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.939
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
acropolis | architectural subject | capital (column component) | columns | Corinthian (architectural style) | entablature | friezes | pediment | temple
Associated Places:
Asia | Ege kiyilari | Izmir Ili | Pergamon | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13569
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