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House with an outside Staircase
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
House with an outside Staircase
c.1752-53 (undated)
Black and white chalk on grey paper
200 x 258 mm
7 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower left corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower left corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
[1] Upper right corner of washline mount in brown ink: No. 11
The man is carrying up a plank (it is too heavy for a staff, as it is sometimes thought to be). The location is clearly in Italy.
This drawing may have assisted in the genesis of the composition of P138 The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Tate, London
Brown 1982, p. 664, no. 1899, pl. 548
Very good quality and condition