View of Revel, Capital of Esthonia
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From the Collection
Inscribed on verso in pen and black and brown ink, upper left: "View of Revel from the Sea taken from the Defiance on the 16th of May 1801"; in pen and black and brown ink, upper right: "Many of the Buildings in the lower town are of wood for which reason I have given some | of them a tinge of red to shew that they were built of brick and tiled, the tops of the Churches | and Publick buildings are covered with Copper, which has a green hue, the High Ground | on which the upper Town or Citadel Stands is a grey earth, with a ragged free Stone Rock, just | under the Walls, the Walls and Towers are in decay. | vv under these mists on the left is the Mole."
Medium: Gray wash, brown wash, pen and black ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured cream laid paper
Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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