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Creator:
Sir Robert Smirke the younger, 1781–1867, British
Title:
Ruins of Sparta
Date:
1802-1804
Medium:
Watercolor, graphite, pen and brown ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 × 5 7/16 inches (22.5 × 13.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "II/47b"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "Fragments of an ancient | Inscription dug up among the | ruins of Sparta."; (other inscriptions in Greek alphabet)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.486
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26659
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