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Fishermen on a Rock in a River (Travellers marooned on a Rock in a River)
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Fishermen on a Rock in a River (Travellers marooned on a Rock in a River)
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk on beige laid paper
200 x 260 mm
7 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.
63.52.297
D336
Figures are grouped to the left of a pool before a rocky cliff-face
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, November-February 1967-68, Gainsborough and the Gainsboroughesque, no. 17
A.Chariatte; Sir Bruce Ingram; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London; purchased by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1963
Signed lower left, black chalk: R.W. f.
Inscribed by Wilson, lower centre, black chalk: Idea
[1] Verso, red stamp, lower left corner: AC within a rectangle, A. Chariatte (Lugt Suppl. 88a)
[2] Verso, lower right corner, black ink stamp: 'I' in octagonal frame over 'A', Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt Suppl. 1504a)
[1] Lower right, pencil: A327
D36 A Fisherman's Dwelling, Private Collection, England
The caption 'Idea' presumably refers to a developing composition, though no corresponding painting has been identified.
Spencer-Longhurst 2012, p. 74, fig. 43
Good condition overall