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Drawing from an album of 17 drawings of Athens and its monuments by Harry Ralph Ricardo; the Olympieion, with the Acropolis of Athens in the background
Graphite and brown wash, with white heightening, on a sheet of paper stuck into the album. Album tooled in gold on spine 'Ricardo Drawings. Athens Acropolis. Dept of G.& R. Antiquities', and on the front 'Drawings made on the spot by Harry Ralph Ricardo, (1823-1860), for some time (1845-1850) an Associate R.I.B.A.'
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Height: 500 millimetres (album cover)
Height: 189 millimetres
Width: 410 millimetres (album cover)
Width: 281 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Pasted onto the first page of the album is a letter from Halsey Ralph Ricardo to the Keeper of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum: "January 19th 1908 / 13, Bedford Square, London, W.C. / Dear Mr Smith / I am much touched by the appreciative way which you and the Museum trustees have accepted my father's drawings. It is a pleasure to me to think that they are in such keeping. In case you care to add a memorandum as to the authorship of the drawings - here are the particulars: - drawings made on the spot by Harry Ralph Ricardo (1823-1860) for some time (1845-1850) an Associate RIBA. / Yours sincerely / Halsey Ralph Ricardo"
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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