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

View of the Valley of Hierapolis (now Pamukkale)

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 21 3/8 inches (38.2 x 54.3 cm) and Image: 9 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches (23.2 x 35.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "69"; in brown ink, upper left: "LXXII (crossed out and replaced in graphite with '65')"; lower center: "HIERAPOLI DI FRIGGIA"

watermark: Strasburg lily with "VDL" [Van der Ley] in monogram

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:
B1977.14.943
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | Greco-Roman | landscape | mountains | river | trees | valley
Associated Places:
Denizli Ili | Ege kiyilari | Hierapolis | Pamukkale | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27020
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