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Title: A Rock Tomb, Lycia

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Müller, William James
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Asia, Turkey
Date: 1843-1844

Accession Number: 1896.3
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil paint/


  • oil on canvas

An oil sketch showing the large, almost rectangular entrance to a rock tomb, which is cut into a rock face, with the remains of carved mouldings around it and a pilaster to the right. Toppled pieces of carved stone lie in the foreground, presumably once used to seal the entrance; the now exposed cavernous tomb is dark and has two figures sitting within it to the right of the entrance, their minute scale giving an impression of that of the tomb. In the right foreground are tall, slender palm trees in front of which is a boulder bearing the artist's signature. The hillside into which the tomb has been cut appears to be faced with large, regular boulders with plants growing between them.


Type: unframed
Height: 41.4 cm
Width: 53.4 cm

Type: framed
Height: 69.6
Width: 82.1
Depth: 12.0