The views in Antalya in this and the following lot reflect Brian Sewell's love of Aegean Turkey, where he travelled extensively and often from 1975, as recorded in his book, South from Ephesus, London, 1988. The remote site of Termessus was a particular favourite (see pp. 203-10).
The present views of ‘Adalia’, modern day Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, were made on Max Schmidt’s first extended voyage to the Middle East in 1843-45. The drawing in the following lot depicting the Antaliiskaya fortress in Antalya was made on the same journey and another drawing from the same excursion showing Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, inscribed and dated 'Sinai/ 13/24 44', was sold in these Rooms, London, 7 July 2015, lot 63.