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Seated Girl
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Seated Girl
c.1751-52 (undated)
Black and white chalk on grey paper
254 x 252 mm
10 x 9 7/8 in.
Whole length profile figure of a girl seated towards the left, resting with her shoulders against the wooden back of a chair, her arms folded in her lap and and her legs crossed beneath her voluminous skirt. Her head is slightly inclined to her proper right and her hair tightly bound in a kerchief.
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
[1] Lower right corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower right corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
Inscribed upper right on old grey wash-lined mount: No. 2 [Inventory number of Chambers Hall Gift]
D33 An Inn Servant, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
D118 Portrait of a Young Woman, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Drawn from life, an old inscription on the mount denotes this as No. 2 of a series of figure drawings made during Wilson's travels in Italy. D33 An Inn Servant, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford was also part of the series (No. 8).
Ford 1951, p. 54; Brown 1982, p. 658, no. 1885, pl. 538