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Drawing - Recto: View of the Lagoon (Albufera) and Harbour (El Grao) of Valencia
  • Recto: View of the Lagoon (Albufera) and Harbour (El Grao) of Valencia
    van den Wyngaerde, Anton
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Recto: View of the Lagoon (Albufera) and Harbour (El Grao) of Valencia

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Spain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1563 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panoramic view of the harbour of Grao in pen and ink. On the reverse: sketches of two fragmentary statues. Formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.

Place of Origin

Spain (drawn)


1563 (drawn)


van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink: with identifying names and features (from left to right, top to bottom), el grau de Valenciae / barcaros / mar.

Inscribed on verso, at lower centre, in brown ink, DIS MAN.


Height: 102 mm, Width: 143 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 Lagoon (Albufera) and Harbour (El Grao) of Valencia', Verso: 'Two Fragmentary Roman Statues at Murviedro (Sagunto)', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, 1563

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. 601.23, illus. p.537.


Pen; Brown ink; Paper



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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