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Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770

View of the Ruins of an Ionic Temple at Sardis, Probably the Temple of Neptune

ca. 1750
Materials & Techniques:
Black ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 15 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches (38.4 x 54 cm), Image: 8 1/16 x 12 1/2 inches (20.4 x 31.7 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "9 (crossed out and replaced with '10') | IX."; in brown ink, upper left: "X."; within image: labels A-D; in graphite, lower center: "Ionic Temple at Sardis"; in brown ink, lower center: "View of the ruins of a Ionik temple of Sardis taken from the 44" [...] of the Gendus behind"; on back, center left: "e"; on back, center right: "N. IV"

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:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | columns | Hellenistic | hills | Ionic | landscape | Lydian | mountains | Roman | ruins | temple | views
Associated Places:
Asia | Ege kiyilari | Manisa Ili | Sardis | Turkey
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IIIF Manifest:

Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti (The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008-08-07 - 2008-10-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The City of Sardis : Approaches in Graphic Recording (Harvard Art Museums, 2003-08-23 - 2003-11-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Twenty-Five Years of Discovery at Sardis (Harvard Art Museums, 1983-11-03 - 1983-12-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

John A. Pinto, Speaking ruins, Piranesi, architects and antiquity in eighteenth-century Rome , University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2012, opp. p. 217, pp. 234, 235, fig. 163, NA1120 .P56 2012 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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