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

View of the Theater and Plan of the Ionic Temple at Sardis

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Watercolor with black and brown ink and gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper with gray wash
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 14 15/16 inches (54 x 38 cm) and Image: 12 1/2 x 8 1/16 inches (31.7 x 20.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "9"; in brown ink, upper left: "VIII [crossed out and replaced in graphite with '7']"; in graphite, upper center: "View of the Theatre at Sardis"; in brown ink, center left: "VIIII."; within both upper and lower images: labels A-E and various measurements; in black ink, lower center: "scale"; in graphite, lower centerL "Plan of the Ionic Temple at Sardis"; in brown ink, on back, lower center: "the pillars mark'd black are standing or in ye view those mark'd with lines not so black just appear above ground | and those dotted are supposed | NIII"

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:
B1977.14.929
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cliffs | hills | Ionic | landscape | Lydian | mountains | ruins | scale (rule) | site plan | temple | theater
Associated Places:
Asia | Ege kiyilari | Manisa Ili | Sardis | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27010
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