West Side of Yorke Castle from the cycle Tangerské pohledy

Václav Hollar - engraver

Václav Hollar - engraver - West Side of Yorke Castle from the cycle Tangerské pohledy
A glimpse of Gibraltar can be seen in the left background. After the British had come to realize that Tangier was a profoundly troubled place, they decided to pull out. On their departure in 1683, they destroyed everything they had built. However, the idea of securing a strategic point in the area remained alive and eventually the plan was realized on a site located further to the east: the Gibraltar peninsula.
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measurements: height 117 mm
width 218 mm
material: paper
technique: Etching, 2nd state
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inventory number: R 51206
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain