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Drawing - Recto: View of the Roman Amphitheatre, Temple, Acqueduct and Other Classical Remains near Mérida
  • Recto: View of the Roman Amphitheatre, Temple, Acqueduct and Other Classical Remains near Mérida
    van den Wyngaerde, Anton
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Recto: View of the Roman Amphitheatre, Temple, Acqueduct and Other Classical Remains near Mérida

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1567 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink

  • Museum number:

    8455:25

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panoramic view on both sides of sheet of the Roman amphiteatre and other classical remains near Merida, in pen and ink. Formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.

Place of Origin

Spain (drawn)

Date

1567 (drawn)

Artist/maker

van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink: with identifying names and features throughout the sheet (from left to right, top to bottom), solalio / aqua entre / Laqua de Los / condatos antiquo / temple antiquo / Casas / gioca de aqua / coliseo.

Inscribed on verso, in brown ink: at upper left, gioco de / aqua; and at centre, anfiteatro in merida.

Dimensions

Height: 149 mm, Width: 218 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: 'View of the Roman Amphitheatre, Temple, Acqueduct and Other Classical Remains near Mérida,' Verso: 'Detailed Study of the Roman Amphitheatre at Mérida', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, 1567

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. 601.25, illus. p.537.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Paper

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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