'Quarries near Carrara, July 1857' [Italy]

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).

Object Details

ID: PAI4690
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Date made: Jul 1857
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 231 x 320 mm
Parts: Album of watercolours of the Baltic, Mediterranean, Scotland, Switzerland and Burma (Album)

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