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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
Top Panel: Plan, Column Details; Bottom Panel: View of a Ruined Theater, Probably that at Miletus
Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with gray and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 15 inches (54 x 38.1 cm) and Image: 12 3/8 x 8 inches (31.5 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "55 | XXXXVII"; in brown ink, upper left: "LIII."; within image: labels A-F and measurements; in graphite, lower center: "Miletus?"

watermark: "IV" [J. Villedary] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.922
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
amphitheater | ancient Greek | arches | architectural subject | capitals | columns | ruins | site plan | theater
Associated Places:
Asia | Aydin Ili | Ege kiyilari | Miletus | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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" Pearls to Pyramids " - Britain and the " Orient " 1600-1820 (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-02-07 - 2008-04-28)

Publications:
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Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2008, p. 16, V1880

Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830 [wall labels], Yale Center for British Art, 2008, pp. 41-42, V 2576 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27003
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