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Creator:
Henry Swinburne, 1743–1803, British
Title:

Plan of the Palaces of Charles the Fifth, and of the Moorish Kings in the Alhambra of Granada

Part Of:

Collective Title: Collection of Sketches by Henry Swinburne

Date:
1775 to 1776
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray ink, gray wash and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 11 1/16 × 16 3/8 inches (28.1 × 41.6 cm) and Sheet: 6 1/2 × 11 1/8 inches (16.5 × 28.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: "Two Pieces of Mosaic in the Alhambra of Granada."; inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "References. | 1. Ancient Moorish Palace | 2. Torre de Comares | 3..Additions by Charles ye 5th | 4. Court of the Cond"; inscribed in pen and black ink, upper center: "5. Part inhabited by the Govenor | 6. Court of the Lion | 7. Hall of the Abencerrajes | 8. Hall of the Pictures"; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower upper right: "9. Hall of the Two Sisters | 10. Garden of Lindaraxa | 11. Palace built by the [empr] Chrles V | 12. Court of the Cisterns | 13. Wall Continued to the Prisons | 14. Sultan's dressing Room"; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "Scale of Castillian Feet | Plan of the Palaces of Charles y 5th & of the Moorish Kings | in the Alhambra of Granada."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3849
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29937
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