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Three Figures standing by rocky Cliffs, two Horsemen in the Distance
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Three Figures standing by rocky Cliffs, two Horsemen in the Distance
c. 1752 (undated)
Black chalk with graphite and brown ink on medium, slightly-textured, blued-white laid paper
162 x 227 mm
6 7/16 x 9 in.
B1977.14.5627
D95
Iolo A. Williams; bt by Paul Mellon 1964
Inscribed in artist's hand in black chalk lower right: RW
A note by Iolo Williams on the mount, no longer with the drawng, reads: 'An enlarged copy of a drawing in the Roman Sketchbook 1752 (VAM) [D53/15] was etched in soft ground by Whessell in 1810 [E60/16]. The above drawing was done from the 1752 sketch and not the etching. The paper is similar to that used for R. Lloyd's "Poems", 1774.'
D53/15 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, p. 15
E60/16 John Whessell after Wilson, Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower with three Figures gathered in front, 1810, The British Museum (1863,1114.231)
E60/16A Whessell after Wilson, Architectural Ruins, National Museum Wales, Cardiff (NMW A 10971) and other impressions
Object ID: 15004
Part of the lower right corner, including some of the monogram, is torn away. The top left corner is also missing, as well as a small piece from the top right corner.