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An Inn Servant
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
An Inn Servant
c.1751-52 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper
Sheet size: 430 x 263 mm
Sheet size: 16 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.
WA1855.136
D33
Whole length male figure standing, slightly turned to proper left, his hands folded in front of him; he wears an apron, loose-fitting jacket, and small, turban-like cap.
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Unsigned
[1] Lower left corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower left corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
Inscribed on old grey wash lined mount: No. 8 [Inventory number of Chambers Hall Gift]
Drawn from the life, an old inscription on the mount denotes this drawing as No. 8 of a series of figure drawings made during Wilson's travels in Italy. Seated Girl, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (WA1855.130), was also part of the series (No. 2)
1886
Ford 1951, p. 54, no. 17; WGC, p. 107; Brown 1982, p. 658, no. 1886
11/12/2015