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S.E. Prospect of Wells

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Somerset (drawn)

  • Date:

    1729 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hadley, J. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and blue and brown washes on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 92, shelf A, box 5

Physical description

A drawing in pen and ink and blue and brown washes depicting a south-east prospect of the city of Wells in Somerset. On the back is a continuation of the same view to the left-hand side.

Place of Origin

Somerset (drawn)


1729 (drawn)


Hadley, J. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and blue and brown washes on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with title

'N: 45.'

'I: Hadley Pinxot 1729.'

'The South East Prospect of Wells.'
Inscribed on the back

'Joyning [sic] to the figure 8 in the south End of the Piece.'
Inscribed on the back beneath the drawing


Height: 12.375 in volume, Width: 19.375 in volume, Height: 9.0625 in sheet, Width: 14.5625 in sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by J. Hadley, 'S.E. Prospect of Wells,' pen and ink and blue and brown washes on paper, Somerset, 1729

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933


Paper; Ink; Blue wash; Brown wash




Drawings; Topography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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