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Figures at a Shrine
Tate, London 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Figures at a Shrine
c.1752-56 (undated)
Graphite and chalk on paper laid down on card
181 x 221 mm
7 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.
Two figures, perhaps pilgrims, are seen kneeling in front of a wayside shrine before an Italianate hill town
Joseph Farington [...] Adolf Paul Oppé (1878-1957); purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Unsigned; five inscriptions verso
Verso of card:
[1] Upper left, old, pen: Sketch of Richard Wilson RA
[2] Centre, old, pen: Wilson [Farington?]
[3] Lower centre, old, pen: JoF [?]
[4] Lower right, pencil: From Joseph Farington's collection
[5] Lower left, pencil: 18
The paper is buff but the drawing very red