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Studies & Designs: View of a Building with a Tower at the Foot of a wooded Cliff overlooking the Sea
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a Building with a Tower at the Foot of a wooded Cliff overlooking the Sea
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
155 x 209 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.
1863,1114.252
E60/40
View of a building with a tall tower at the foot of a wooded cliff overlooking the sea, with two figures on the shore with a moored boat in the foreground - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image with the title and 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
D53/24 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 24, 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. 24 (D53/24). 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.