- Museum number
BM album half-bound in brown leather and brown cloth containing 41 numbered leaves with drawings laid down, recording views and figures in Malta; a sheet of paper with a Maltese cross pasted onto the inside front cover; subjects mainly studies of pages and a guard of honour of the Grand Master of Malta, dignitaries from the Order of St John of Malta, peasant women and the nobility, figures from a mendicant order, scenes of daily life (including domestic interiors, women spinning, labourers, a water-seller, an inn interior), ships and carriages; also 4 topographical views of coastal fortifications by Antonaci. c.1800-1830
Watercolour, often touched with bodycolour
- Production date
- 1800-1830 (circa)
Height: 377 millimetres
Width: 249 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- The Register entry is for 1-53 "V.Feneck, F.Zimelli & others Book of Maltese drawings (nos 1-41 bound in Volume; nos 42-53 Engravings by F.Zimelli & placed with Costume Prints)."
The numbering of the album leaves is out of sequence.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number