Interior of Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo
Anton Schranz (Ochsenhausen, Austria 1769 - Malta 1839)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
1841 - 1842
Paper, Watercolour paint
345 x 480 mm; 736 mm (Length)
Place of origin
AustriaOrder this image
Lyme, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
One of a set of landscapes; watercolour on paper. Depicts an open courtyard in a mosque. Central structure on wooden columns with a top section and a domed roof. The structure is surrounded by three pointed niched walls, the back wall has painted walls and arched windows inside. Figures situated around the courtyard and pointed decoration along the top of the building. Mounted within a bound portfolio.
Thomas Legh (1792-1857) travelled extensively in the Middle East and Egypt in the early 19th century. He produced his own drawings of this but they did not survive. In 1841 Viscount Castlereagh undertook a similar journey and he employed Anton Schranz to produce a record of his travels. He had them bound into a series of portfolios, this set is the first portfolio.
Marks and inscriptions
No 24 / (hand-written pencil on mount, top left corner)
Makers and roles
Anton Schranz (Ochsenhausen, Austria 1769 - Malta 1839), artist