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

Details of a Corinthian Order at Geramo

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Black ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches (54 x 37.5 cm) and Image: 12 3/8 x 7 15/16 inches (31.4 x 20.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "91 | 84"; in brown ink, upper left: "LXXXVIII"; in black ink, within image: measurements and scale; in graphite, lower center: "Members of a Corn. Temple suppd. of Sculpture at Geramo"; in brown ink, lower center: "at Geramo where I copyd an inscription beginning MA?PI SEMICTOKAHC [...]"

watermark: "IV" [J. Villedary] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.953
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
capitals | columns | Corinthian order | entablature | moldings | piers (foundation components)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27031
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