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Caucasian Mountains

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Additional makers

Print maker - Christian Gottfried Heinrich Geissler

Description

Landscape with snow-covered mountains in the distance and a soldier holding a bayonet in the foreground to right, c.1799-1801. Hand-coloured etching.

Inscription

Signed on plate: 'G Geissler del et fec'; lettered in top right corner: 'Vol 1 P 15'

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Image Credit

image © Trustees of the British Museum

From the Watercolour World

Location

Georgiyevsk, North Caucasus, Russia

Country

Medium

Tww Comment

“From Georgiesk [Georgiyevsk] we had a magnificent view of the Caucasian mountains, in their whole extent from the Caspian to the Black Sea. The exact representation of this prospect in Plate 15” (extract from ‘Travel Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794 – Volume 1’, by Peter Simon Pallas, 1802, p340