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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
View, Cross Section, and Other Details of Cheop's Pyramid at Giza
Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches (54 x 37.8 cm) and Image: 12 3/8 x 8 inches (31.5 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "112 | R."; in brown ink, upper left: "CIV."; within image: labels I-VI and A-O; in black ink, lower center: scale; in brown ink, on back, upper center: "41"

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:
B1977.14.973
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | cross section | elevation (drawing) | pyramid (tomb) | scale (rule) | tomb
Associated Places:
Egypt | Frontier | Giza Necropolis | Great Pyramid of Giza | Matruh
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27051
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