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Creator:
Henry Aston Barker, 1774–1856, British
Or John Burford, active 1812–1829
Title:

View of Elba and Porto Ferrajo

Date:
1815
Medium:
Pen and black ink, red ink, and gray wash on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/8 × 12 7/8 inches (39.1 × 32.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.20191
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:36084
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