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1st half 18th century (printed)
Place of origin

Print showing a Roman mosaic pavement.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Print showing a Roman mosaic pavement found at Littlecote Park, Wiltshire. Engraving by George Vertue, 1st half of 18th century.
Physical description
Print showing a Roman mosaic pavement.
  • Height: 54.3cm
  • Width: 64.8cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959. London: HMSO, 1964.
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'This pavement was first discover'd by Mr. William George, late steward to Edward Popham esquire, the present possessor of Littlecote Park…This curious piece of antiquity is now unhappily destroyed. But before it met with that misfortune Mr. George had taken an exact draught of it…And from that drawing his Widow afterwards made a beautiful carpet of it in needlework, reduced to the size of near one inch to foot of the original, from which this print was copied. I. W.' (Lettered with 147 lines of descriptive text)
  • 'Geo: Vertue Sculp.' (Lettered)
Credit line
Given by Lt.-Col. R. G. Elwes, OBE
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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