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Item Details
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Culture
England, 19th century
Title
Descent into the Plain of Granada
Work Type
Drawing
Date
1834
Material
watercolor with gouache, scratch-away, and graphite
Measurements
Sheet: 23.2 x 32.5 cm (9 1/8 x 12 13/16 in.)
Description
Later celebrated for his topographical landscapes of the Middle East, Roberts’s first extended trip abroad was in 1832 when he traveled through France to Spain over a period of 10 months. This watercolor records a scene from Roberts’s journey from Madrid to Andalusia. He described the trip in a letter to his sister: "I jogged on a considerable part of the way on foot, happy and contented. Granada is in the most beautiful situation that can be imagined. It lies at the foot of a ridge of high mountains, called the Sierra Nevada, or the Mountains of Snow." Replete with burdened mules, a lone figure on foot, and sun-drenched mountains with a view of Granada in the distance, this watercolor vividly illustrates the artist’s recollections.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: DR - British
Department: Drawings
Provenance: Anderson Galleries, New York, sale of the Victor G. Fischer Company Collection, 19 February 1912, 176, no. 656; James Parmelee, Washington, DC; Alice Mary Parmelee, by descent.
Bequest of James Parmelee
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
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File Properties
File Name
1940.563_full.tif
SSID
24589053

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