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Drawing - Study of a wall

Study of a wall

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1825-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs F. C. Chaplin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf F, box 17

Physical description

Drawing from a sketchbook depicting a wall with ivy growing on it.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1825-1860 (made)


Cole, Henry Sir, born 1808 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing


Height: 3.75 in Size of volume, Width: 6.25 in

Descriptive line

Drawing of a wall with ivy from a sketchbook of Sir Henry Cole. Great Britain, ca. mid 19th century.

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

Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882) was an eminent Victorian and visionary civil servant whose pioneering ideas created the museum which is now the V&A. With Prince Albert, he created the Great Exhibition of 1851, and continued to organise international exhibitions for the duration of his life. He was in charge of a nationwide system of art and science education, and, again with Prince Albert, developed the South Kensington area as the intellectual quarter of London. The Victoria & Albert Museum, of which he was the founding director, remains as his best known memorial, and is a symbol of his mission to education through exhibiting.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935


Pen and ink



Subjects depicted

Ivy; Sketches; Walls




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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