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Chair and Sword Hilt
National Galleries of Scotland / Photography by Antonia Reeve
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Chair and Sword Hilt
c.1751-52 (undated)
Black chalk and stump on grey paper, laid down
195 x 244 mm
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
D 4663
Herbert Horne; Sir Edward Marsh; presented through the National Art Collections Fund, 1953
D68 Still Life with Flask, The British Museum (1953,0509.5)
There is a sketch of a seated male figure verso. This drawing and D68 Still Life with Flask, The British Museum (1953,0509.5) are both early, most probably executed during Wilson's sojourn in Italy. Both are rare in his output as examples of still-life rather than landscape and they reflect a style of modelling in light and shade then current in Venice.
Ford 1951, pl. 24, p. 55; Baker 2011, pp. 414 & 416 repr.