5 December 2006
Italian School, 17th Century
View of a city in Syria, perhaps Hama south of Aleppo
inscribed with a key from A to F and with indistinct descriptions of the locations 'Tassbih (?) St C[osi]mo', 'B imaret ... Solimani', 'C Armi quaeia (?) ... M Crasso', 'D cisterna iacob', 'E strada de aleppo', and 'F Arabes habitanto in Campo'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
8 x 12 7/8 in. (203 x 327 mm.)
Bequeathed by E. Horsman Coles, 1954.
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