William Harvey, Drawing of the ‘Tower of the Captive’

William Harvey, Drawing of the ‘Tower of the Captive’

William Harvey
Drawing of the ‘Tower of the Captive’, The Alhambra
Pen & ink, indian ink, watercolour and pencil
Museum no. E.1274-1963

This large drawing by William Harvey represents well the intense and bold polychromy of architectural ornament within Islamic Spain. The museum holds a number of these measured drawings by Harvey which all utilise a striking black background, which allows the intricacies of the ornamental design to come into sharp relief.