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Watercolour - A Fortified Town on a Hilltop (North side of the Acropolis, Athens)

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981P31
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1825 - 1855

Maker Information

Watercolourist:Selina Bracebridge - View biography for Selina Bracebridge

Notes

Selina Bracebridge (née Mills) was a favourite pupil of Samuel Prout. She first travelled to the near East in the 1830s. Her own work is very much in the tradition of the gentleman traveller/illustrator. She painted whenever she travelled (which was extensively). Although an amateur, her best work can be extremely engaging and competent, as this highly finished example demonstrates.

Purchased from the Reverend James Compton-Bracebridge, 1981.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:European Landscape
Medium:Watercolour over pencil with touches of bodycolour.
Material(s):Pencil

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Dimensions

Height:319 mm
Width:469 mm