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Panoramic View of Tordesillas

c. 1565-7 (drawn)
Place of origin

Panoramic view of Tordesillas in pen and ink, on two sheets, formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Pen and brown ink
Brief description
Drawing, 'Panoramic View of Tordesillas', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, c. 1565-7
Physical description
Panoramic view of Tordesillas in pen and ink, on two sheets, formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.
  • Height: 147mm (Note: H. 152 x W. 747 mm Measured by A. Greig 01/08/2017 )
  • Width: 740mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and inscriptions
  • Inscribed in brown ink: at upper centre, TORdeSyllo; at lower left with a key, in brown ink, whose corresponding letters are scattered throughout the sheet, A San antolin / B Sta maria / C San pedro / D Santa marina / E San Cristofel; and further inscribed with identifying names throughout the sheet (from left to right, top to bottom), Duera Ryo / S franco / S. Clara / pines.
  • Inscribed on verso, in brown ink, tor de syllas (turned 90° to the right).
Object history
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.
Bibliographic references
  • Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 601.7, illus. p.514-515.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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