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

View of the Valley of Sardis and View of a Ruined Bridge

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Black and brown ink with gray wash and watercolor over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper with gray wash
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/16 x 14 15/16 inches (54.1 x 37.9 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: "8 | V"; in brown ink, upper left: "XIII."; in graphite, center left: "[...] | VI."; in brown ink, center right: "Fig. 2. | Fig. 1"; in graphite, lower left: "Bridge over Betolos(?)"; in brown ink, on back, lower center: "VIII"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.958
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | columns | hills | landscape | Lydian | mountains | Persian | Roman | ruins | trees | valley
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:27036
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