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Creator:
Alfred Diston, active 1818–1829
Title:

The Peake of Tenerife

Date:
1829
Medium:
Watercolor, pen, gray ink, brown ink, black ink, gray wash, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/4 x 16 7/8 inches (34.9 x 42.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in pen and brown ink, center left: "E.C.M." [Edward Charles Mitchell ?]; in pen and brown ink, center right: "Alfred Diston | Tenerife | 1829"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "The Peake of Tenerife | seen from la Estancia de la Sierra, at the entrance of the plain called Las Canadas | The medium height of this plain, called by Humbolt that of the spartum Nubigerum is | by hims [?] estimated at 9800 feet above the level of the sea, & its total extent about 9 leagues"

Signed and dated on back in pen and brown ink, center right: "Alfred Diston | Tenerife | 1829"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1155
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
landscape | mountain | rocks (landforms) | volcano
Associated Places:
Canarias | España | Europe | Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Tenerife
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7796
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