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

Napolosa in Samaria

Additional Title(s):

View of the City of Nablus (Also Called Nabulus), Site of Biblical Shechem and Roman Neapolis

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Black ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 21 1/2 inches (38.3 x 54.6 cm) and Image: 9 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches (23.5 x 36.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "123"; in brown ink, upper left: "CXII."; within image: labels A-B; lower center: "NAPOLOSA IN SAMARIA"

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

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:
B1977.14.967
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | cityscape | domes | hills | landscape | mountains | trees
Associated Places:
Ad Daffah al Gharbiyah | Israel | Nablus | Palestine | Samaria
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27045
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