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

Sepolcro di Absalon

Additional Title(s):

Tomb of Absolam in Jerusalem

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 7/16 x 14 13/16 inches (54.4 x 37.7 cm) and Image: 13 7/8 x 9 5/16 inches (35.3 x 23.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "128"; in brown ink, upper left: "CXVII."; within image: scale; lower center: "SEPOLCRO DI ABSALON."

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:
B1977.14.979
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | columns | elevation (drawing) | monument | pilasters | rock-cut tomb
Associated Places:
Israel | Jerusalem | Kidron Valley | Tomb of Absalom | Yerushalayim, Mehoz
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27057
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