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View of a monument at Frankfurt on Main; inscribed square monument, surmounted by a lionskin, shield and ram, on a small mound of rocks with bollards in the centre of a road, tall poplar or cedar trees around and town beyond
Pen and ink over graphite on light brown paper
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Height: 268 millimetres
Width: 415 millimetres
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- For more information see the comment for 2014,7022.1.
This drawing may have made on the return journey from Greece to England, or could date from an earlier trip in 1816. (See Joe Rock's website: http://sites.google.com/site/ hughwilliamwilliams which includes information from his PhD thesis on Williams and his article 'Hugh William Williams ('Grecian Williams') 1773-1829', Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, n.s., 5 (2002), 83-91.)
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- Acquisition notes
- These drawings came from an album of around 120 drawings, known as the De La Hanty album because it contained the bookplate of Baron Dr. De la Hanty. This is presumably Baron Dr. Cornelius Ver Heydon de Lancy [1889-1984] who married Josephine De la Hanty just prior to World War II. The album was probably sold in his sale on 17 June 1987, where it may have been purchased by Stephen Somerville but we have not been able to confirm this. It was then exhibited by Somerville in 1988 and largely broken up.
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.
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