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Creator:
Sir Robert Smirke the younger, 1781–1867, British
Title:
Fragment of the Capital of a Pillar
Date:
1804
Medium:
Brown wash and graphite on medium, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 5/8 × 9 9/16 inches (19.4 × 24.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink. lower left: "Fragment of the Capital of a Pilarer | apparently square - among the ruins on | the ground occupied ancienetly by the | city of [Pesticum] - remains of Columns with Capitals of similar form as found on the same spot, | and intermined as remains also of Doric [....]- | MAY. 1804."; inscribed in graphite, upper right: "III/87"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.615
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26793
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