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The legend of Saint Austine

  • 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. One of 22 paintings of the legend of Saint Austine as copied from the original paintings, in the south aisle of Carlisle Cathedral. 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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