Anton Schranz (Ochsenhausen, Austria 1769 - Malta 1839)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
1841 - 1842
Paper, Watercolour paint
260 x 365 mm; 740 mm (Length)
Place of origin
AustriaOrder this image
Lyme, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
One of a set of landscapes; watercolour on paper. A desert scene with a building with turrets to each corner and three figures, one seated, wearing cream coloured draped clothing are situated in the foreground. The building extends across the middle distance and has rectangular windows and an arched entrance with three small figures standing in front. It is surrounded by palm trees and has a group of tents against the front and other small houses on the right side. The sea and mountains are visible in the distance on the right side. 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 fourth 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