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Studies & Designs: View of a Port with a square Tower
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a Port with a square Tower
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
153 x 207 mm
6 x 8 1/8 in.
1863,1114.238
E60/41
View of a port with a square tower to the left, four figures in a dip in the centre and a sailing boat at sea in the middle distance - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image: 'Wilson. del. | IW Sc'
D53/31 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 31, 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. 31 (D53/31). 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.