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

Castello di Smirna

Additional Title(s):

View of the Castle at Smyrna

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 9/16 x 21 1/4 inches (37 x 53.9 cm) and Image: 9 1/4 x 14 5/16 inches (23.5 x 36.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, upper left: "1"; lower center: "CASTELLO DI SMIRNA"

watermark: "IHS" in monogram, with a cross stemming from the "H" and "IVILLIDERARY" below (Churchill 411)

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "Borra Archus. Del."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.930
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ancient Greek | architectural subject | castle | cityscape | fort | hills | landscape | mountains | sailboats | sea | ship
Associated Places:
Aegean Sea | Ege kiyilari | Izmir Ili | Smyrna | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27011
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