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Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden

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  • Title (object)

    • Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden
  • Description

    A book by Robert Ker Porter with a long description of the author's travels in the Sweden and Russia during the years 1805 - 1808, with a long text of 303 pages, the first volume, second edition. Inclusive of twenty eight individual plates as follows:

    1. A view of Elsinore Castle from 'Hamlet's Garden'
    2. A view of the English quay at St. Petersburg
    3. A view of the Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg
    4. A view of St. Isaac's Place in St. Petersburg
    5. Two monks of St. Basil
    6. Two nuns of St. Basil
    7. Russian boyars in their horse-drawn sledge
    8. A horse-drawn sledge for hire
    9. A Russian tradesman
    10. A travelling Russian boyar
    11. A gentleman swathed in a thick fur-coat
    12. A Russian nursemaid with a child in her arms
    13. A mounted regular cossack
    14. A mounted Ural cossack
    15. An officer of the Don cossacks
    16. An officer of the Imperial Foot Guards
    17. A soldier of the Imperial Foot Guards
    18. The interior of a Russian posthouse, on a folding sheet
    19. A view of Moscow, on a folding sheet
    20. A Russian tradesman's wife in summer clothes
    21. A Russian tradesman's wife in gala clothes
    22. A view of the Novodevichy Convent
    23. An archimandrite in ordinary habit
    24. A view of the Voskresensky Monastery
    25. A view of Patriarch Nikon's Hermitage
    26. A male Russian peasant in summer dress with a child in his arms
    27. A feamle Russian peasant in summer dress holding a child by its harness
    28. A gypsy woman

    Hand-coloured aquatints


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  • Date

    • 1813 (second edition)
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 310 millimetres (page size)
    • Width: 240 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The title page lettered "Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. By Robert Ker Porter." "The Second Edition with Forty-One Plates. In Two Volumes. Vol. I." and "London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1813."

        Plates lettered with a title and a production detail.
  • Curator's comments

    Please see 1870,1112.99 - 111 for the second volume

  • Location

    Not on display (175.d.15)

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  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden
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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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