Engraving by William Purser showing the fishermen casting nets from their sailing vessels at Naxos

Department Archive
Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/2158.5670
Level Item
Description Glass negative, quarter plate size, a copy negative, taken from a drawing.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Naxos Island
Dates Latest 1916
Creator Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "View". A strip of white tape was placed over the inked caption and the new caption ("View") written over, not specifying the location or source.
Notes Unknown date of the photograph, but prior to Hasluck's death in 1920. The drawing is by William Purser (1785-1856), an English artist and architect who studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Between 1817-20 he travelled around Italy and Greece with George Ledwell Taylor and architect John Sanders, acting as draughtsman. Published in Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive & Historical by Christopher Wordsworth, 1839. London : William S. Orr and Co. opposite page 98. The engraving of the drawing was done by J. Wood.