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Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower at Sea (Coast Scene near Naples)
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower at Sea (Coast Scene near Naples)
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper (proof)
103 x 148 mm
4 1/16 x 5 9/16 in.
NMW A 10944
E60/20A
View of a ruined tower at sea, facing another far off to the left, with three figures in a small boat at the edge of the shore in the left foreground and other boats beyond on the right - all within an etched rectangular border
Lettered below the image: Wilson del. | Whessell.Sc
Traiditonally based on a coastal scene near Naples but possibly a reminiscence of the Venetian lagoon
D53/19 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 19, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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Archer 1811 p. 28; Connoisseur, April 1923