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Studies & Designs: View of a Fountain and Archway with three Women and Children
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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 on India laid paper
104 x 154 mm
4 1/16 x 6 1/16 in.
NMW A 10967
E60/13A
View of an ancient fountain, where three women are drawing water. An archway extends from it to the right and three children play further away on the left - all within an etched rectangular border.
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest 1916
No inscription visible
[1] Lower centre, pencil: 30
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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). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
Archer 1811, p. 30
Proof state