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Studies & Designs: View across a River towards a Palace and Bridges
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View across a River towards a Palace and Bridges
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
155 x 209 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.
1863,1114.241
E60/34
View across a zig-zagging river towards a palace and many bridges, with poplars to the right and two figures sitting on rocks under trees in the left foreground - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
D53/30 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 30, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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 print is taken from p. 30 (D53/30). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.