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Studies & Designs: The Temple of Proserpine
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: The Temple of Proserpine
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, etching
155 x 209 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.
View across water towards a ruined classical temple to the left, at the base of a wooded cliff which borders the shore to the right - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image with the title and 'Wilson del. | Whessell Sc'
D53/34 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 34, 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. 34 (D53/34). 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.