no title- Orsova

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Article ID EUR4271


no title- Orsova


View shows a wedding in the city of Orșova (German: Orschowa or Orsowa) in Romania.After the original drawing from William Henry Bartlett (1809 – 1854) was a British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. The finely detailed steel engravings Bartlett produced were published uncolored with a text by Nathaniel Parker Willis as American Scenery. Bartlett made sepia wash drawings the exact size to be engraved. His engraved views were widely copied by artists, but no signed oil painting by his hand is known. Engravings based on Bartlett's views were later used in his posthumous History of the United States of North America, continued by Bernard Bolingbroke Woodward and published around 1856.


ca. 1850



Historical Description

In ancient times, the Romans occupied the area and built the Orșova fort there, whose civil settlement later developed into the Municipium of Dierna. The fort was used until the Byzantine period. In 1873 the town was incorporated into Severin County. In 1923 Orșova became a town and in 1968, as a result of the administrative repartition of Romania, it was assigned to Mehedinți County.

Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)14,5 x 18 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueSteel engraving


19.50 €

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