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A Church built on a projecting Rock
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Church built on a projecting Rock
Black chalk and stump
255 x 216 mm
10 x 8 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
A church or temple is built on a projecting rock. At the base of the rock to the left are two small figures, one carrying a load. To the right is an extensive landscape with a town in the distance.
London 1925 (77B); Exeter 1946 (47); Gainsborough House 2014 (unnumbered)
William Lock of Norbury; his sale, Sotheby's, London 3-7 May 1821; Marianne Ford; thence by descent
Signed in black chalk lower left: R.W.f.
Probably an imaginary scene
The tiny figures are used to emphasise the massive size of the natural features
Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 69, RF63