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Creator:
Sir Robert Smirke the younger, 1781–1867, British
Title:

Gateway to a House in Ancona

Additional Title(s):

Sketch of the Post House at Tolentino

Part Of:

Collective Title: A Collection of Continental Drawings, From a Set of Four Sketchbooks, 1802-1804

Date:
1802-1804
Medium:
Brown wash and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 5/16 × 5 7/16 inches (21.1 × 13.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Gateway to a House in Ancona"; inscribed in graphite, upper right: "I/62"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso, lower left: "Sketch of the Post House at Tolentino - executed | in a deep brown colored stone - this does not | represent very correctly its form as it was longer | in proportion to its hieght.-. I am not at all an | admire of rustic work, but it struck me to be as well introduced here | as I reemmber to have seen it---"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.433
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26604
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