image © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Untitled (Dardanelle Europa / Azia / Samothracia / Monte Athos. 80 miolia distante)

Undated

Gabriel Carelli

From the collection

Title

Untitled (Dardanelle Europa / Azia / Samothracia / Monte Athos. 80 miolia distante)

Date

Undated

Description

Mounted with three printed excerpts, the first cut from "Don Juan" (1819-1824) by Lord Byron, Canto III, Stanza LXXV: "he found himself at sea,/ Sailing six knots an hour before the wind:/ The shores of Ilion lay beneath their lee—/ Another time he might have liked to see 'em,/ But now was not much pleased with Cape Sigaeum.” The second excerpt is a footnote: “A sculptor projected to hew Mount Athos into a statue of Alexander with a city in one hand and, I believe, a river in his pocket, with various other similar devices. But Alexander’s gone and Athos remains, I trust, ere long, to look over a nation of freemen.” This footnote refers to the third excerpt, taken from "Don Juan", Canto XII, Stanza LXXXVI: “And hew out a huge monument of pathos,/ As Philip's son proposed to do with Athos.” From: "Album No.5, Carelli's Sketches, 1839, Sicily & the East".

Disclaimer

TWW try to keep the information on this page up to date. However, for the most accurate information you should always consult the owning collection

From the Watercolour World

Location

Dardanelles, Turkey

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Tags

Credits

Collection

Image Credit

image © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.

Image Licence

Acknowledgements

Spotted an error? Let us know: enq[email protected]colourworld.org

Leave a comment

Do you know more about this painting and the story behind it? Please share your thoughts below.