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Tomb of Bishop Strickland

  • Object:

    Watercolour drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Carlisle (made)

  • Date:

    1790 (made)
    1792 (book-binding)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carlile, Robert (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour drawing bound in tooled leather-bound volume

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf F, box 30

Physical description

One of 54 watercolour drawings bound in a tooled binding of diced Russia, with drawings inset in front and back. Title pages signed and dated.

Place of Origin

Carlisle (made)


1790 (made)
1792 (book-binding)


Carlile, Robert (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour drawing bound in tooled leather-bound volume


Width: 13.875 in, Height: 16.375 in

Descriptive line

Robert Carlile. Tomb of Bishop Strickland (d.1419). One of 54 drawings of the cathedral church of St Mary and its antiquities, Carlisle. Bound in a tooled Russia leather binding, dated 1790 and 1792.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938, London: Board of Education, 1939.


Watercolour; Leather


Watercolour drawing; Bookbinding; Tooling

Subjects depicted

Churches; Cathedrals


Drawings; Christianity; Places of Worship; Architecture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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