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

Scutari

Additional Title(s):

View of Scutari (Ancient Chrysopolis, Now Called Uskudar)

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 13/16 x 21 1/4 inches (37.7 x 54 cm) and Image: 11 1/8 x 16 5/16 inches (28.3 x 41.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "20"; in brown ink, lower center: "SCVTARI."; in graphite, lower center: "Chryoipolis"

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:
B1977.14.998
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | cityscape | clouds | hills | lake | landscape | minarets | mountains | sailboats | ships | trees
Associated Places:
Asia | Istanbul | Marmara | Turkey | Üsküdar
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27076
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