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

The Mad House in the Suburbs of Vienna

Part Of:

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

Date:
1804
Medium:
Gray wash, graphite, pen and black ink on medium, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/8 × 7 11/16 inches (23.2 × 19.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: "Each Cell contains two beds- | The Building is five stories high. | the plan of each is the same. | A. The Entrance is by a passage under | this Cell.-- | The dimensions marked are only intended | to give a general idea of the size as | they were calculated merely from paces | made on the spot."; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "The Mad house in the | Schools of Vienna -- Oct. 1804."; inscribed in graphite, upper right: "IV/91"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.717
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:26901
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