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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1st half 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lt.-Col. R. G. Elwes, OBE

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case R, shelf 13, box A

Physical description

Print showing a Roman mosaic pavement.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1st half 18th century (printed)


Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


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.'


Height: 54.3 cm, Width: 64.8 cm

Descriptive line

Print showing a Roman mosaic pavement found at Littlecote Park, Wiltshire. Engraving by George Vertue, 1st half of 18th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.



Subjects depicted

Mosaic; Pavement




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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