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  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kent, William (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 125, box B

Drawing of a man shooting an arrow by architect and designer William Kent (1685-1748) He visited Rome in 1715 where he met Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington who became his patron. Boyle encouraged Kent's interest in architecture when they returned to London together and Kent soon started receiving commissions for buildings and furniture in the classical style. His most famous buildings include Holkham Hall, Norfolk, and the Horse Guards, Whitehall.

Physical description

Drawing of a man shooting an arrow.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, made)


18th century (made)


Kent, William (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash.


Height: 3 7/16 in, Width: 2 3/16 in

Descriptive line

Drawing of a medieval bowman shooting an arrow, 18th century by William Kent (1685-1748).

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Production Note

Attribution note: Possibly a study for Kent's painting 'The Battle of Agincourt'.


Pen and ink; Wash


Drawing; Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Bowman; Arrow


Designs; Drawings; A Year of Objects: October, Battle of Agincourt

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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