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Drawing - A Battle Scene with Roman Soldiers in a Landscape
  • A Battle Scene with Roman Soldiers in a Landscape
    Unknown Meulen, Adam Frans van der, born 1632 - died 1690
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A Battle Scene with Roman Soldiers in a Landscape

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Meulen, Adam Frans van der, born 1632 - died 1690 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black ink, with grey and yellow wash over graphite, heightened with white. There are some incised lines, e.g. around the outlines of the spears.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.573

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 249, box A

Physical description

Battle piece; a desperate fight for Roman standards on the left;

Place of Origin

Flanders (probably, drawn)

Date

late 17th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Meulen, Adam Frans van der, born 1632 - died 1690 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black ink, with grey and yellow wash over graphite, heightened with white. There are some incised lines, e.g. around the outlines of the spears.

Marks and inscriptions

573
Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.)

Van der Meulen
Inscribed on the old mount, in pencil: by Dyce

751
Inscribed on the old mount, in pencil: by Dyce at lower right

Dimensions

Height: 103 mm, Width: 175 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing 'A Battle Scene with Roman Soldiers in a Landscape', Anonymous Flemish, pen and black ink, late 17th century

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

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 628, illus.
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.

Materials

Pen and ink; Grey wash; Graphite; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Heightening

Subjects depicted

Standards; Horses; Battle; Spears; Soldiers; Shield

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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