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

Samos

Additional Title(s):

View of Samos

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 15/16 x 21 1/4 inches (38 x 54 cm) and Image: 7 15/16 x 12 7/16 inches (20.2 x 31.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "50 | XXXXIV."; in brown ink, upper left: "L."; within image: labels A-E; lower center: "SAMOS"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] 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:
B1977.14.996
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
hills | landscape | mountains | ruins | sailboats | ship
Associated Places:
Greece | Nísoi Aiyaíou | Sámos | Sámos | Sámos, Nísos
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27074
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