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Studies & Designs: Port of Vesuvius
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Port of Vesuvius
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
173 x 229 mm
6 13/16 x 9 in.
View of a port in the middle distance to the left, with mountains further forward on either side intersected by a road running diagonally - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image with the title and 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
D53/68 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 68, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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 print is taken from p. 48 (D53/68). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.