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Study for 'The Murder'
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study for 'The Murder'
c.1752 (undated)
Black chalk (rubbed) on grey paper
197 x 359 mm
7 13/16 x 14 1/8 in.
WA1855.135
D173
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Unsigned; no inscription
Some stump work is evident, for example on the rocks in the foreground
[1] Lower right corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower right corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
Variants exist, notably the finished drawing formerly in the collection of the Earls of Dartmouth (D322 Landscape with Banditti: The Murder, National Museum Wales, Cardiff)
P50 Landscape with Banditti: The Murder, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Ford May 1951, p. 162, fig. 22; WGC, p. 157, pl. 12c; Brown 1982, p. 665, no. 1901
The sheet was, at some time, torn into eight sections and has been pieced together. There is some rubbing of the black chalk.