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Creator:
James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:
The Ruins of Carthage
Date:
ca. 1769
Medium:
Pen in black ink, gray ink, gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 5/16 × 38 1/4 inches (64.3 × 97.2 cm) and Image: 12 × 16 3/16 inches (30.5 × 41.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, Title page, upper center: "THE RUINS OF CARTHAGE"; inscribed in pen and black ink, center: "Lucus in urbe fuit media, laetissimus umbra; | Zuo primum jactati undis et turbine Pani | Effodere loco signum, quod regia Juno | Monstrarat, caput acris equi: sic nam fore bello | Egregiam, et facilem Victu per secula gentem. | Virg: AEn.J"; inscribed in red graphite, lower left: "45"; inscribed in pen and black ink, image page, upper left: "Pl. X aqued. of Carthage"

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9080
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15486
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