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Drawing - Recto: Sketches of the Remains of the Roman Theatre at Murviedro (Sagunto), and Studies of a Sea Lion and a Ram
  • Recto: Sketches of the Remains of the Roman Theatre at Murviedro (Sagunto), and Studies of a Sea Lion and a Ram
    van den Wyngaerde, Anton
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Recto: Sketches of the Remains of the Roman Theatre at Murviedro (Sagunto), and Studies of a Sea Lion and a Ram

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (drawn)

  • Date:

    c. 1563-5 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink

  • Museum number:

    8455:26

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sketches of classical remains. On reverse: view of Belmonte, in pen and ink. Formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.

Place of Origin

Spain (drawn)

Date

c. 1563-5 (drawn)

Artist/maker

van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink: at lower left, by Joannes Moflin, Anto Van den Wyngaerde ft. / 1558.; and on right-hand section, at centre left (turned 90° to the left), molvedexe.

Inscribed on verso, in brown ink: at upper centre, Belmont; with identifying names throughout the sheet, Casa dol sor (palace of the Marquis de Villena) / la glesia magior (Colegiata de S. Bartolomé); and at lower left, hyer is in anconi met ander dingen / van Valencien de Reyse; and at lower right, by Moflin, Somyge memorien van van / Valencien en monserrat Barcelona / en Sevyelie met ander dingen.

Dimensions

Height: 210 mm, Width: 306 mm

Object history note

Joannes Moflin (d.1586/7), Bergues; Dr Henry Wellesley (1791–1866), Oxford; his sale, London, Sotheby’s, 25 June 1866, 10th day, lots 1738–56: ‘ANTONIO VANDEN WYNGAERDE, 1558. The following Drawings were executed at the expense of the famous Printer, Plantin, of Antwerp. The English portion of the Collection is now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, being part of the Illustrations to the “SUTHERLAND CLARENDON”’ (to ‘Holloway’ for £5. 0s. 0d);1 J.C. Robinson (1824–1913), London; by whom lent to the museum, 8 May 1879, and from whom purchased as part of a group of 301 items for a total of £6,800 in two instalments, 28 May 1879 and 15 April 1880.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Recto: 'Sketches of the Remains of the Roman Theatre at Murviedro (Sagunto), and Studies of a Sea Lion and a Ram,' Verso: 'View of Belmonte', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, c. 1563-5

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

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 601.26, illus. p.538.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Paper

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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