Courtesy of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University | Licence: Public Domain
Courtesy of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University | Licence: Public Domain

Island of Nisida

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Collective Title: Costumes of the Mediterranean
A quarto album with portraits and landscapes mounted on facing pages, bound in full morocco, with gold tooling; "Costumes of the Mediterranean" is stamped in gold on the front cover, and "Sarah Perry" is stamped on the back cover. The portrait drawings were not signed by the artist, but are attributed to him by comparison with a second album, held at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport, featuring costumes from ports visited by the Concord in the second year of its Mediterranean cruise (1832); that set of portraits was signed by Young, and the album was owned by Jane Perry Hone, the younger sister of Sarah Perry Rogers. The album holds three distinct sets of images that were acquired by Commodore Matthew C. Perry during his 1830-1832 service in the Mediterranean Squadron, and presented to his eldest daughter Sarah. (For a more complete description of the three sets of images, please see the summary in the full Orbis record.)

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Courtesy of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

From the Watercolour World

Location

Nisida, Italy

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