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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
View of the Modern City of Pergamon
Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 21 5/16 inches (38.3 x 54.2 cm) and Image: 8 1/16 x 12 7/16 inches (20.4 x 31.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "15 | 13"; in brown ink, upper left: "XV. (crossed out)"; in black ink, lower center: "VEDVTA DI PERGAMO NELL' ASIA MINORE VERSO MEZZOGIORNO"; in black ink, within image: labels A-D; in brown ink, on back, center left: "IX"

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:
B1977.14.931
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ancient Greek | architectural subject | basilicas | buildings | cityscape | columns | fences | hills | landscape | mountains | rivers | ruins | spires | trees
Associated Places:
Asia | Ege kiyilari | Izmir Ili | Pergamon | Turkey
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27013
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