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Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower with three Figures
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower with three Figures
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper
108 x 158 mm
4 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.
NMW A 10971
E60/16A
View of a ruined tower with three figures gathered in front and others riding away on horseback in the left background - all within an etched rectangular border
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest 1916
Lettered below the image: Wilson del. | Whessell Sc Oxon
[1] Lower centre, pencil: 18
[2] Lower right, pencil: Architectural Ruins
D53/15 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 15, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
D361 Ruin and Figures, The British Museum (1881,0212.26)
D361A Landscape: Road winding past Ruins of a Castle, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Dyce.645)
E72/16 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Untitled, The British Museum (1854,0708.73) and other impressions
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P168 Ruined Tower with a Figure Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
P168A Two Figures by a Ruin, Felbrigg Hall, National Trust
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.15 (D53/15). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
16.182
Archer 1811, p. 18
Proof state
20/09/2017