Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Scutari, Turkey: people visiting the cemetery on a Thursday afternoon. Tinted lithograph by Lady A. Blackwood, 1857.

Blackwood, Alicia, Lady.
Date
[1857]
Reference
2136893i
  • Pictures


About this work

Description

A few women in their covered summer costumes (which becomes mainly white in the lithograph) sit on rugs and pray with their children among the sepulchral monuments. Below the cemetery, on the road, the lithograph shows an everyday street scene: a phaeton with its women passengers and coachman who walks with the horses, a porter carrying a load on his back, a street seller and some stray dogs. At the back are pine trees (known as cemetery trees in Turkey). Thursday afternoons were a time for visiting cemeteries.

Publication/Creation

[Ventnor, Isle of Wight.] : [publisher not identified], [1857] (Bristol : Lavars printer)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with tint plate, with white heightening ; image 34.9 x 25.5 cm

Lettering

"Thursday afternoon" near the plain, Scutari. Lithog.d from nature by Lady A. B.

Publications note

J.R. Abbey, Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860, vol. I, London, 1957, pp. 213-214, no. 242.16

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2136893i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Permanent link