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Studies & Designs: Extensive View with Sarcophagus on a Pedestal
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Extensive View with Sarcophagus on a Pedestal
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper
99 x 144 mm
3 /78 x 5 5/8 in.
NMW A 10948
E60/9A
View over fields with a group of trees and a lake or broad river. In the left foreground is the corner of a building and a pedestal bearing a massive sarcophagus - all within an etched rectangular border.
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest 1916
Lettered below the image 'Wilson, del | Whessell Sc'
[1] Lower centre, pencil: 33
[2] Lower right, pencil: Architectural Study
D53/22 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 22
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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 one is taken from p. 22 (D53/22). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
Archer 1811, p. 33
18/09/2017