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View from Pentelicus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1853,0307.521

  • Title (object)

    • View from Pentelicus
  • Description

    View from Pentelicus, looking towards Athens; sheet 30 from sketch-book 8; trees and hill in foreground; plain water in distance to right; mountains in background. 1811. Pen and ink

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1801-1813
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 228 millimetres (sketch-book covers)
    • Width: 395 millimetres (sketch-book covers)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        lower edge
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        VIEW FROM PENTELICUS plain of Mesogis Penteli Monastery HYMETTUS Mt Arachne corinth C.calias salames Mystic gap Mt Geranion kephissa Mt Parnes Quarry of Pentelicus
  • Curator's comments

    For a description of sketchbook no. 8, see 1853,0307.492.

  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 8 (26); p.199 bibliographic details
  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1853

  • Acquisition notes

    The drawings in the sketch-book were part of a large collection of topographical drawings left by W. Gell to his friend the Hon. Keppel Craven.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1853,0307.521

View from Pentelicus, looking towards Athens; sheet 30 from sketch-book 8; trees and hill in foreground; plain water in distance to right; mountains in background.  1811.
Pen and ink

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