Belems Hotel, Sintra

James Holland, 1837

WAG 10600

About this object

Holland travelled extensively during his lifetime. He was commissioned by the proprietor of the periodical the 'Landscape Annual' to visit Portugal in 1837. He produced a series of drawings there to illustrate 'The Tourist in Portugal' by W H Harrison, the 'Landscape Annual' published in 1839. Holland arrived in Lisbon on June 1837 and stayed until early autumn that same year.

An inscription on the work records that the view is of the entrance to 'Liad de Belems Hotel Cintra'. Mrs Belem kept hotels in Lisbon and nearby Sintra in Portugal as well as one in Seville in Spain.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Visit to the Shrine
  • Artist(s)
    James Holland (British: English, born:17 October 1799, died:13 February 1870)
  • Date
    1837
  • Materials
    Pencil; Watercolour; Gouache; Paper
  • Measurements
    45.5 x 35.2 cm
  • Physical description
  • Related people
    James Holland (Artist/maker); Beatrice Pompilia Legge (Previous owner); Mary Dominica Legge (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 10600
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by M D and B P Legge through the Art Fund in 1987
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Mary Dominica Legge

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1987
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery through the Art Fund in 1987
  • Beatrice Pompilia Legge

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1987
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery through the Art Fund in 1987

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Entrance to Liad de Belems Hotel Cintra 1837
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower left
  • Inscription text: J H
    Inscription method: Pencil; in monogram
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
  • Inscription text: LEGGE
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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