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Drawing - Alessandro Farnese Receiving the Surrender of the City of Antwerp in 1585
  • Alessandro Farnese Receiving the Surrender of the City of Antwerp in 1585
    Marten de Vos, born 1532 - died 1603
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Alessandro Farnese Receiving the Surrender of the City of Antwerp in 1585

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    16th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marten de Vos, born 1532 - died 1603 (artist)
    Meulen, Adam Frans van der, born 1632 - died 1690 (formerly attributed to)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brownish/blue and greenish/yellow washes

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.574

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 2, shelf H, box 6

Physical description

Army encamped and assembling to besiege a town, which is on the opposite side of a river; a meeting of generals in the foreground

Date

16th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Marten de Vos, born 1532 - died 1603 (artist)
Meulen, Adam Frans van der, born 1632 - died 1690 (formerly attributed to)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brownish/blue and greenish/yellow washes

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 574.

Inscribed on washed mount, in a nineteenth-century hand, in pencil (with the original Dyce inv. no.), 222.

Dimensions

Height: 350 mm, Width: 290 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Alessandro Farnese Receiving the Surrender of the City of Antwerp in 1585', by Maerten de Vos, pen and brown ink, 16th century

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. 594, pp. 495-96

Materials

Pen; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Town; Generals; Horses; River; Army; Soldiers; Trees

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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