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Drawing - Recto: Panoramic View of the Country Between Ubeda and Baeza
  • Recto: Panoramic View of the Country Between Ubeda and Baeza
    van den Wyngaerde, Anton
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Recto: Panoramic View of the Country Between Ubeda and Baeza

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Spain (drawn)
    Africa (drawn)

  • Date:

    c. 1564-7 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, over black chalk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panoramic view of the country between Ubeda and Baeza in pen and ink, formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.
On two sheets.

Place of Origin

Spain (drawn)
Africa (drawn)


c. 1564-7 (drawn)


van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, over black chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in brown ink: at upper left, VBEDA; and
at upper right, BAYEZA; at upper right, with a key, whose corresponding letters are scattered throughout the sheet, A bayeza / B Vbeyda / c Jaen / d La macyola / e La Coral / f Belmar / g Joder ( Jódar) / H Cymena ( Jimena).

Inscribed on verso, in brown ink: on extreme left portion of the sheet, patron de ubeda y baeza (turned 90° to the right); on central portion of the sheet, Salines / melilia; and on right portion of the sheet, por Burgo / el alcassana / Jubelalfar de malaga.


Height: 205 mm, Width: 1096 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 the Country Between Ubeda and Baeza', Verso: '(left) Sketch of Melilla on the Coast of Africa; (right) Sketch of the Castillo de Gibralfaro of Málaga', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, c. 1564-7

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. 601.11, illus. p.520-521.


Pen; Brown ink; Black chalk; Paper



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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