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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:

Plan of the Ruins at Sardis with Vestiges of Ancient Buildings Still Existing in 1750

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Black ink and gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
15 x 21 1/4 inches (38.1 x 54 cm) and 8 x 12 7/16 inches (20.3 x 31.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "7 | III"; in brown ink, upper left: "VI."; in black ink, center right, in scroll: "PIANTA DELLA CITTA' DI | SARDES | CON | ALCVNI VESTIGJ DI PIV | FABRICHE ANTICHE | ANCORA ESISTENTI | NELL ANNO | 1750"; in brown ink, within image: labels A-Q; in black ink, lower center: labeled scale and "Perche Inglesi"; on back, center right: "N. 11"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.928
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
acropolis | architectural subject | buildings | cartographic material | forts | gymnasium | Lydian | map | mariner's compass | river | ruins | scale (rule) | scroll (motif) | site plan | stadium | temple | theater
Associated Places:
Ege kiyilari | Manisa Ili | Pactolus | Sardis | Temple of Artemis | Turkey
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27009
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Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti (The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008-08-07 - 2008-10-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The City of Sardis : Approaches in Graphic Recording (Harvard Art Museums, 2003-08-23 - 2003-11-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Twenty-Five Years of Discovery at Sardis (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1984-01-25 - 1984-03-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Twenty-Five Years of Discovery at Sardis (Harvard Art Museums, 1983-11-03 - 1983-12-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

John A. Pinto, Speaking ruins, Piranesi, architects and antiquity in eighteenth-century Rome , University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2012, opp. p. 217, pp. 233,234, fig. 162, NA1120 .P56 2012 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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