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

Plan of the Circus and Details of Capitals and Other Ornaments from Laodicea

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/16 x 14 15/16 inches (54.1 x 38 cm) and Image: 12 5/16 x 7 15/16 inches (31.3 x 20.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "67 (crossed out and replaced with '68') | LIX | 39"; in brown ink, upper left: "LXIII."; in brown ink, within image: labels A-D; in black ink, within image: measurements; in graphite, lower center: "[...] of the 3d great Theatre of the Corinthian order | & the Circus of Laodicea"

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:
B1977.14.988
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
capitals | circus (Roman arena) | columns | Corinthian order | entablatures | Lydian | moldings | site plan | theater
Associated Places:
Asia | Denizli Ili | Ege kiyilari | Laodicea | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27066
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