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Henry Swinburne, 1743–1803, British

Plan of the Mesquita of Cordova

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Collective Title: Collection of Sketches by Henry Swinburne

1775 to 1776
Pen and black ink, gray ink, black wash, gray wash and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Mount: 11 1/8 × 16 7/16 inches (28.3 × 41.8 cm) and Sheet: 8 3/8 × 12 3/16 inches (21.3 × 31 cm)

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "An Arabic Inscription | upon the Wall of the Zancarron | or Sanctum Santorum. | in the Mosque"; inscribed in pen and black ink, center left: "Section of the great Ile of the Mosque."; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: "Scale of Fifty Spanish Feet."; inscribed in pen and black ink, upper right: "Plan of the MESQUITA of CORDOVA in the Time of the Mahometans."; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "A scale of six hundred Spannish Feet | References. | A. The Mesquita or Mosque B. The Court for the Ablutions | 1. The Zancarron, the place where the Book of the Law was kept. 2. The Lodgings of the Dorishes | 2. The Seat of the Moufti, when he read the Koran. 3. Part where no one but Priests enter | 3. The Throne of the Cadiph. 6 The Seat after Cadi | 7. The Divisioin of the Mosque, allotted to the Mother. 8. The Part for the People | 9. That Part of the Mosque which was added to the first buding 10. The Portico, where they

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Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Public Domain
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