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Figures and Deer by a wooded Lake
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Purchase, AEAC Consolidated Fund, 1975 (18-117) photo credit: S. Bardell
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Figures and Deer by a wooded Lake
c.1760 (undated)
Black and white chalks and grey wash on grey paper
281 x 416 mm
11 1/16 x 16 3/8 in.
Two male figures - one standing reading, the other sitting - rest beneath trees on the right of an extensive wooded landscape with a river and distant hills beyond. A small herd of deer appear at the edge of the water to the left and a rocky cliff rises from the woodland further back to the right.
H.S. Reitlinger; Sotheby's 27 January 1954, The H.S. Reitlinger Collection, Part II (260); Anon sale, Sotheby's London 26 March 1975 (237); bt Somerville & Simpson, London; purchased by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada through the Consolidated Fund 1975
Signed in monogram lower right: RW [the R reversed]
A copy drawing from the circle of Wilson is at Sir John Soane's Museum, London