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Drawing - Recto: Panoramic View of Cuenca
  • Recto: Panoramic View of Cuenca
    van den Wyngaerde, Anton
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Recto: Panoramic View of Cuenca

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Spain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1565 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panoramic view of Cuenca in pen and ink. On reverse: another view of the same place. Formerly bound in an album with 31 other views. On four sheets.

Place of Origin

Spain (drawn)


1565 (drawn)


van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink: with identifying names throughout the sheet (from left to right, top to bottom), La merced / S lazara / (illegible) / Jucara / water / S. maria del puente / S Anto / molin / pavias / el puente de alcantara / S. Cristoffe / Castiello antiq. / S. Pedro / acq sta s Iago / hospitael / S Nicola / glesia magior / plaze / acede / terra / case del marqes de Cannietta / terra / Do¯ Bernardo carvellio / mur / hyer is een Lange strat geheete¯ La Callia de la Caratovia / el Relos de mangana / St m de gracia / S Domigo / La Vocara / cera de la Crucx / S. stenane / vingnas / vingnas / S franco / St Rocho / porta del campo / camino.

Inscribed on verso, in brown ink: at upper centre, Cuenca; and with identifying names throughout the sheet (from left to right, top to bottom), Jucar(?) fiuma / hospitael S Iago / S Cristoffel / S ma / … (crossed out) fi el ocora fiuma / La Callia de La Cararea / Camin per Aragon / condoto de fontes / S paulo / Reuallo / La Caza de la Crucx / porto del Campo / Cuenca (turned 90° to the right).


Height: 218 mm, Width: 1220 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: 'Panoramic View of Cuenca', Verso: 'Panoramic View of Cuenca', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, 1565

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. 601.16, illus. p.526-527.


Pen; Brown ink; Black chalk; Paper



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Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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