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Rocks and Ruins
Private Collection, England / Photograph by Matthew Hollow
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Rocks and Ruins
c.1753-54 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper
127 x 190 mm
5 x 7 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
In the centre and left foreground is a rocky outcrop partly carved into arches and surmounted by poplars, other trees and a ruin. Two figures are digging in the foreground. To the right in the middle distance is a larger ruin.
Exeter 1946 (30); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1953, Five Centuries of Drawings (232); Birmingham 1948-49 (99e); London 1949 (98e)
William Lock of Norbury; his sale, Sotheby's, London 3-7 May 1821; Ford family; by descent
Unsigned; no inscription
Walpole Society 1998-1, p. 72, RF84
Some foxing, especially visible in the void areas of sky