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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
View of the Source of the Lycus River (Nahr el-Kelb)
Date:
ca. 1751
Medium:
Gray wash black ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches (37.5 x 54.6 cm) and Image: 9 1/4 x 14 5/16 inches (23.5 x 36.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "136"; lower left: "Source of the Lycus."; in brown ink, on back, upper right: "Source du Lycus"

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

signed in brown ink, verso, upper left: "Borra Archus. Del."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.984
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | caves | hills | landscape | mountains | river | trees
Associated Places:
Asia | Lebanon | Mount Lebanon | Mount Sannin | Nahr al-Kalb
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27062
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