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Studies & Designs: View of a Town with a tall square Tower
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a Town with a tall square Tower
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
175 x 227 mm
6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in.
1863,1114.224
E60/26
View of a town with a tall square tower, seen across a river with a man and a woman on the bank in the left foreground - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
D53/56 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 56, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
From a set of small soft-ground etchings by Whessell at the British Museum ( E60/1- E60/44). These were made after Wilson's drawings in the sketchbook of the same title at the Victoria & Albert Museum (D53-D53/81). The present one is taken from p. 56 (D53/56). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format - this one with an introduction and list of subscribers.
03/10/2017