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Outline Sketch of a Building
The Art Institute of Chicago, The Leonora Gurley Memorial
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Outline Sketch of a Building
c.1750-51 (undated)
Black chalk on blue laid paper, with horizontal strip added at lower edge, mounted on cream wove paper
93 x 120 mm
3 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.
1922.1669V
D77/2
Sotheby's Croydon, 2 April 1912; Gift of William F.E. Gurley, 7 April 1922
Unsigned; see Verso Inscriptions
[1] Lower centre, sale stamp: Coll. of DR. RIDLEY, of / CROYDON, ENG. SOTHEBY'S / SALE, APRIL 2, 1912
[Recto of this sheet]
[1] Upper left corner, inverted in black ink in old hand: Jane [?] Fountain
[2] Lower left corner, graphite, in modern hand: accession number and artist's name and dates
[3] Lower right corner, stamped, black ink: LEONORA HALL GURLEY / MEMORIAL COLLECTION
Recto: D77/1 Sketch of Trees near a Bridge (1922.1699R)
A quick experiment with perspective