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Drawing - Apollo and the Python
  • Apollo and the Python
    Orley, Richard van, born 1663 - died 1732
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Apollo and the Python

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    late 17th century - early 18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Orley, Richard van, born 1663 - died 1732 (attributed to)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush drawing in black and grey, heightened with white, on blue paper. Signed (?) at lower left corner, in grey ink; inscribed on verso of mount, at lower right, in brown ink

  • Museum number:

    D.601-1887

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 248, box A

Date

late 17th century - early 18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Orley, Richard van, born 1663 - died 1732 (attributed to)

Materials and Techniques

Brush drawing in black and grey, heightened with white, on blue paper. Signed (?) at lower left corner, in grey ink; inscribed on verso of mount, at lower right, in brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

Signed(?) at lower left corner, in grey ink, R.V. Orley.

Inscribed on verso of mount, at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s inv. no.), D.601.87.

Dimensions

Height: 310 mm, Width: 262 mm

Object history note

Robert Jackson (dealer), London; from whom purchased by the museum, 30 June 1887 for £0. 17s. 6d.

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'Apollo and the Python', by Richard van Orley (attributed to), brush drawing in black and grey, heightened with white, on blue paper. Signed (?) at lower left corner, in grey ink, late 17th century - early 18th 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. 508, illus. p. 431.

Materials

Brush; White; Paper; Ink; Brown ink

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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