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Design for an altar
  • Design for an altar
    Talman, John, born 1677 - died 1726
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Design for an altar

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)
    Italy (possibly, designed)

  • Date:

    c.1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Talman, John, born 1677 - died 1726 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, wash and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    From the collections of J. Talman and Francis St. John.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Q, shelf 23

Physical description

Design for altar

Place of Origin

Britain (made)
Italy (possibly, designed)


c.1710 (made)


Talman, John, born 1677 - died 1726 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, wash and watercolour


Height: 15.4375 in, Width: 8.4375 in

Descriptive line

John Talman. Design for altar. British, probably after Italian original. c.1710

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.


Pen and wash


Architectural drawing


Architecture; Drawings; Designs; Religion; Christianity; Places of Worship


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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