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Studies & Designs: View of a Fountain and Archway with three Women and Children
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a Fountain and Archway with three Women and Children
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
155 x 207 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.
1863,1114.220
E60/13
View of an ancient fountain, where three women are collecting water. An archway extends from it to the right and three children play further away on the left - all within an etched rectangular border.
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
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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).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.