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Studies & Designs: Landscape with a round Tower and Bridge
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Landscape with a round Tower and Bridge
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper
113 x 154 mm
4 7/16 x 6 1/16 in.
NMW A 10975
In the left foreground a lone fisherman sits beneath some trees. Beyond in the centre stands a prominent round tower next to a lake. It is linked to the land on the right by a bridge of three arches. Mountains are seen in the background.
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest, 1916
Lettered under the image: 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
[1] Lower centre, pencil: 32
[2] Lower right, pencil: Landscape with castle + bridge
D53/9 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 9, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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From a set of small soft-ground etchings by Whessell made after Wilson's drawings in a sketchbook at the Victoria & Albert Museum (D53-D53/81). The present print is taken from p. 9 (D53/9). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
Archer 1811, p. 32
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