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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
View of Hill Towns or Ruins near Damascus
Date:
1751
Medium:
Gray wash with black ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches (37.1 x 54.9 cm) and Image: 9 1/4 x 14 7/16 inches (23.5 x 36.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "135"; lower left: "[...] Sathua(?) near Damascus"; lower center: "Salkaya(?) near Damascus"

watermark: "IHS" in monogram, with a cross extending from the "H" and beneath it, "I VILLEDARY" (Churchill 411)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.982
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | cityscape | cliffs | hills | landscape | ruins | towns | trees | villages
Associated Places:
Asia | Damascus | Dimashq City | Syria
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27060
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