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View of Heraklion, Crete
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Height: 112 millimetres
Width: 178 millimetres
- 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), p. 121-124
'...The road wound up and up among barren rocks for about five hours, till we reached the ridge and a stupendous view of Candia, Ida, and the sea...no drawings could be made, nor studies of Mount Ida or the beautiful country. I was always fuming over the waste of time but there was no help for it...We slept at Hagios Deka, left it at dawn and rode close to the foot of Ida through a very rich country, and in spite of waiting an hour on the road, reached Candia in seven hours and a half.... Candia.- We have plenty of time on our hands and can only employ it in the worst possible way by the assistance of the agas, who in the name of dullness come and pass away their ennui in our company. To crown our bliss, imagine us sleeping, feeding, and sitting all in one room, without the possibility of finding a hole to hide our heads alone in.
What was to me perhaps the worst affliction of all, was that to entertain our guests we had to have music, wearing on unceasingly in melancholy monotony...'
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).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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