View of Elba and Porto Ferrajo
- Pen and black ink, red ink, and gray wash on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
- Sheet: 15 3/8 × 12 7/8 inches (39.1 × 32.7 cm)
Inscribed extensively in pen and black ink, starting upper center: "Explanation of the | View of Elba and Porto Ferrajo taken on | the spot by Henry Aston Barker, painted | on 10,000 square feet of canvas, and | Exhibiting in the great Rotunda of his | Panorama Leicester Square | The Upper Circle contains | a representation of the Battle of Paris, | fought by the Allies in March 1814 | with a View of the City and Environs | Admittance to each Painting | one Shilling - open from | Ten till Dusk"; lower center: "Bonaparte's flag at Elba was white with a Red Stripe, | placed diagonally, upon which were three Bees"
Lettered inside image in pen and red ink, upper left: "PORTO FERRAJO | Fort Falcone | Fort Stella"; lettered with numbered cartographic references from upper left to lower right
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Henry Aston Barker, 1774–1856, British, View of Elba and Porto Ferrajo, 1815
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