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Creator:
Henry Swinburne, 1743–1803, British
Title:
Measures of Mequita as it was in the Time of the Arabians
Date:
1775 to 1776
Medium:
Graphite, pen and brown ink on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove
Dimensions:
Mount: 11 1/8 × 16 3/8 inches (28.3 × 41.6 cm) and Sheet: 6 3/4 × 6 1/16 inches (17.1 × 15.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left: "Measures of Mesquita as it was in the time of the Arabians | Number of Pillars 778 | in the Church | In the Cloister - 65 | From North to South interior length 390 Castillian feet. | From East to West 479 | Thickness of the Walls 5.6 or 7 | breath of Cloister 220"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, center right: "One [aude?] of the [Olwan?] Row"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "Castillian"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3860
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29948
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