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

Scoglio di Silla nel Faro di Mesina

Additional Title(s):

View of the Reef of Scilla

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 21 5/16 inches (38.2 x 54.1 cm) and Image: 9 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches (23.5 x 36.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "SCOGLIO DI SILLA NEL FARO DI MESINA"

watermark: Strasburg lily with "VDL" [Van der Ley] in monogram

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:
B1977.14.1014
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | cityscape | cliffs | clouds | landscape | mountains | reef | ship
Associated Places:
Calabria | Ionian Sea | Italy | Reggio di Calabria | Scilla
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27093
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