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Drawing - The Attempted Breaking of Saint George on a Wheel
  • The Attempted Breaking of Saint George on a Wheel
    Noort, Lambert van
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The Attempted Breaking of Saint George on a Wheel

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1555 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Noort, Lambert van (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with blue wash, heightened with touches of white (now oxidized), over traces of black chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.498

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 22

Physical description

Breaking on the Wheel; A circular composition. A man compelled to revolve on a wheel which is armed with crossed swords; he appears, however, not to be attached to it by any fastenings; a king and his suite are represented to the right; they are shuddering with horror.

Place of Origin

Belgium (possibly, drawn)

Date

1555 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Noort, Lambert van (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with blue wash, heightened with touches of white (now oxidized), over traces of black chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated at lower centre, in brown ink, Lambert˚ a. Noort / Inven = .1555; and inscribed at lower right, in another hand, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 498.

Inscribed on verso of old mount, in brown ink: at top centre Lambert van Noort or Oort / flourished 1555; and lower down, Lambert V. Noort.

Dimensions

Diameter: 267 mm

Object history note

Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'The Attempted Breaking of Saint George on a Wheel' by Lambert van Noort, pen and brown ink, 1555

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

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 502, illus.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Blue wash; White pigment; Black chalk; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Swords; Standards; King; Torture; Men; Wheel

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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