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Drawing - Panoramic View of Tordesillas
  • Panoramic View of Tordesillas
    van den Wyngaerde, Anton
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Panoramic View of Tordesillas

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Spain (drawn)

  • Date:

    c. 1565-7 (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 Tordesillas in pen and ink, on two sheets, formerly bound in an album with 31 other views.

Place of Origin

Spain (drawn)


c. 1565-7 (drawn)


van den Wyngaerde, Anton (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink

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).


Height: 147 mm, Width: 740 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, 'Panoramic View of Tordesillas', by Anton van den Wyngaerde, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, c. 1565-7

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. 601.7, illus. p.514-515.


Pen; Brown ink; Paper



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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