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Studies & Designs: View inside an ancient Building with shallow round Archways
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View inside an ancient Building with shallow round Archways
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
135 x 207 mm
5 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.
1863,1114.225
E60/5
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
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
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 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. 27 (D53/27). 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.
Archer 1811, p. 13