- Line engraving, engraver's proof on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
- Sheet: 17 9/16 × 12 1/8 inches (44.6 × 30.8 cm), Plate: 5 × 7 5/8 inches (12.7 × 19.4 cm), Plate: 3 7/8 × 6 3/8 inches (9.8 × 16.2 cm), and Image: 2 3/4 × 4 1/4 inches (7 × 10.8 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "R.317a(a.)"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "(1 | Ehrenbreitstein - | Engravers proof (a)"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "From [John Pye] to his friend George Cooke"
Letterd, center: "Here Ehrenbreitstein with her shattered wall | ____________, upon her height | Yet shows of what she was, when shell and ball | Rebounding idly on her strength did light | A tower of victory! From whence the flight | Of baffled foes was watch'd along the plain | But Peace destroy'd what War could never blight | And laid those proud roofs bare to Summer's rain --- | On which the iron shower for years had pour'd in vain. | Childe Harold Canto III | *It was blown up by the French at the truce of Leoben."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
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John Pye, 1782–1874, British, Ehrenbreitstein, 1828
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