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Landscape Study
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Landscape Study
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper
140 x 194 mm
5 9/16 x 7 5/8 in.
NMW A 10965
E60/3A
View of a town with houses built on the cliffs and cascades falling between them to a pool in the centre, with a few figures (in an etched rectangular border).
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
[1] Left corner, pencil: 44
D53/52 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 52, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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From a set of small soft-ground etchings by Whessell after Wilson's drawings in the sketchbook at the Victoria & Albert Museum (D53-D53/81). The present one is taken from p. 23 (D53/52). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
16.182
Archer 1811, p. 44
Proof state
08/09/2017