John Absolon, 'View in the East Nave (The Amazon

John Absolon, 'View in the East Nave (The Amazon

John Absolon (1815-95)
'View in the East Nave (The Amazon, by Kiss)'
1851
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
Museum no. E.11-2007
Purchased with the assistance of the Contributing Members of the Friends of the V&A

This view shows objects from the Zollverein, the collective name for the German states belonging to the German Customs Union formed in 1834. A key exhibit was the massive zinc sculpture of The Amazon by August Karl Eduard Kiss. The original bronze version faces the Neues Museum in Berlin.

'View in the East Nave (The Amazon, by Kiss)', after John Absolon, lithograph, 1851. From book in NAL, pressmark 110.F.16, p.35

'View in the East Nave (The Amazon, by Kiss)', after John Absolon, colour lithograph, 1851. Museum no. 19538.16