Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe (1814–1906), Sketchbooks and albums, Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours

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'Quarries near Carrara, July 1857' [Italy]

PAI4690
Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe (1814–1906)

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Object ID PAI4690
Description No. 18 in Fanshawe's Baltic and later album, 1843 - 83. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. The sixth of a series of drawings of the Mediterranean fleet's summer cruise, from Malta and back, between 3 June and 7 November 1857. Carrara, in Tuscany, Italy, has been famous since Roman times for the white or blue-gray marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione river, about 100 km west-north-west of Florence. Fanshawe, in the 'Centurion', spent a 'pleasant week' at La Spezia in July 1857 with the 'Conqueror' under his friend Captain Yelverton, while the Mediterranean commander-in-chief, Admiral Lord Lyons, was at Genoa: they both took a day out to go see the marble quarries before making rendezvous with Lyons and sailing for Toulon (Fanshawe [1904] p.353).
Date made July 1857

Artist/Maker Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour with scratching out
Measurements Sheet: 231 x 320 mm
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