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Untitled (Prospect of Tangier from the W)

c.1669

Wenceslaus Hollar

From the collection

Title

Untitled (Prospect of Tangier from the W)

Date

c.1669

Description

Prospect of Tangier from the W; view from a grassy slope looking towards the town, with Peterborough Tower on the left and the bay in mid-distance centre, on the right undulating country dotted with outlying forts, on the extreme left the distant coast of Spain, in the foreground two red-coated musketeers marching towards the left, and below three horsemen riding away towards the right up the opposite bank; formerly in the 1637 album containing 279 miscellaneous drawings. c.1669. Pen and brown ink, with watercolour; on four conjoined pieces of paper.
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Location

York Castle, Tangier, Morocco

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

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