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Study for a Foreground - A Burdock
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study for a Foreground - A Burdock
c.1754 (undated)
Black chalk
213 x 147 mm
8 3/8 x 5 3/4 in.
Four large leaves and a flower head of a burdock plant
Given by John Deffett Francis, 1881
Unsigned; no inscription
Burdock (Arctium genus) plants of different species are native to both Britain and Italy.
D113 Study of Plants: Three Burdock Leaves, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
This is one of a number of studies made by Wilson for details of plants in the foregrounds of his landscapes (cf D113). Its date therefore is likely to fall within his years in Italy.
Binyon 56