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Studies & Designs: View of a Man sitting on a fallen Tree Trunk
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a Man sitting on a fallen Tree Trunk
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
155 x 209 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.
1863,1114.239
E60/28
View of a man sitting on a fallen tree trunk, with a bank and trees to the left and mountains in the distance - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson. del. | Whessell Sc'
D53/69 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 69, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
D53/73 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 73, 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. 69 (D53/69), though the tree trunk is also similar to that depicted on p. 73 (D53/73). 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.
04/10/2017