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Studies & Designs: Vesuvius
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Vesuvius
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
173 x 227 mm
6 13/16 x 8 15/16 in.
1863,1114.245
E60/35
View into the crater of Vesuvius, with plumes of smoke rising in the centre and two figures, one sitting one standing, on the edge of the crest in the left foreground - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image: Wilson delt | VESUVIUS | Whessell Sc
D53/45 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, p. 45
D53/66 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, p. 66
D53/77 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752: From the King of Naples' Garden at Portici, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, p. 77
D249 Landscape with the Crater of Vesuvius, Royal Academy of Arts, London (03/1877)
E60/24 John Whessell after Wilson, Studies & Designs: Vesuvius, The British Museum
John Downman, The Crater of Vesuvius, watercolour, 1774, Tate, London (T10174)
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. 66 (D53/66). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.