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The Prow of a Roman Galley
Image courtesy of the Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Prow of a Roman Galley
c.1752-54 (undated)
Black chalk on laid paper
95 x 148 mm
3 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.
1881,0212.44
D146/2
Given by John Deffett Francis, February 1881
Inscribed lower right, black chalk: R W.G.B.
[1] Lower right, printed collection stamp in oval frame: 'DEFFETT FRANCIS COLLECTION | BM [below] crown' (Lugt 945)
[2] Lower right, printed inventory stamp in oval frame: 'British Museum 1881 | 2 12 | 44'
D146/1 Father Tiber, The British Museum
P55 The Summons of Cincinnatus, Private Collection, England
This drawing is the reverse of D146/1 Father Tiber. The prow motif, used in P55 The Summons of Cincinnatus, Private Collection, England, was taken from an ancient relief now in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.
Ford May 1951, p. 165, fig. 23
13/03/2018