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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1772 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rebecca, Biagio, born 1735 - died 1808 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1084-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 284

This drawing is probably a preliminary design for a print and was possibly engraved as a diploma or award for a prize-giving association like the Society of Arts. The mount is characteristic of the collector William Esdaile and it bears his collector's mark. It was also later in the colelction of Charles Rogers.

Rebecca was a decorative figure painter working in England; his work is in the Enlgish neo-classical style. There are other drawings by him in the V&A collection; he is known to have designed admission tickets and other printed material.

Physical description

Drawing

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)

Date

1772 (made)

Artist/maker

Rebecca, Biagio, born 1735 - died 1808 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Biagio Rebecca delt.1772
Biagio Rebecca delineated [drew]this 1772
Signature; date. On back of mount

R
signed in brown ink

WE
Collectors mark of William Esdaile

C. Rogers collr. 1799 P 83 - N 521 WE.
on back of mount

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm, Width: 31.2 cm

Descriptive line

Biagio Rebecca: Design drawing, possibly for a diploma or an award. 1772

Materials

Pen and ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Putti; Medals; Landscape; Architecture; Altar; Wreath

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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