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Studies & Designs: View inside an ancient Building with shallow round Archways
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View inside an ancient Building with shallow round Archways
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper (proof)
101 x 143 mm
4 x 5 9/16 in.
NMW A 10972
E60/5A
View inside an ancient building with shallow round archways and two figures in the right foreground on a bank inside - all within an etched rectangular border
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest 1916
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
[1] Left centre, pencil: 13
D53/27 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 27, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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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). The present one is taken from p. 27 (D53/27). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
Archer 1811, p. 13