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  • Description

    Albanian dance at the Theseion (Temple of Hephaestus), Athens
    Graphite with watercolour
    Verso: sketch of one of the caryatids from the Erectheum

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  • Date

    • 1811
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 167 millimetres
    • Width: 267 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed in graphite at top left:" Tanz der Albanesen am Theseus Temple / den zweiten Osterfeiertag den 16 April 1811".
      • Inscription Translation

        Albanian dance at the Theseion / the second day of Easter 16th April 1811
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      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed at bottom: "by Linckh or Haller", and inscribed by C. A. Hutton (?) in graphite at top right: "10h".
      • Inscription Comment

        In addition to her article on the Cockerell drawings, Miss Hutton also appears to have written a catalogue. The numbers on the backs of the drawings probably refer to this catalogue, the whereabouts of which is not known.
  • Curator's comments

    Samuel Pepys Cockerell (ed.), 'Travels in Southern Europe and the Levant, 1810-1817. The Journal of C. R. Cockerell, R.A.' (1903, Reprinted 1999).

    C. A. Hutton, 'A Collection of Sketches by C. R. Cockerell, R. A.', JHS 29 (1909), pp. 53-59.

    David Watkin, 'The Life and Work of C. R. Cockerell', (London 1974).


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    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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