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Study of a Boulder
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Ascribed to Wilson
Study of a Boulder
c.1765 (undated)
Black and white chalk on greyish-brown paper
236 x 302 mm
9 1/4 x 11 7/8 in.
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower left corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower left corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
D364 Hermits by a Pool, Ashmolean Musuem, University of Oxford
D366 Landscape; A Pool of Water at the Foot of a Mountain, Victoria & Albert Museum
Constable suggested that D364, D365 and D366 might be connected with a missing painting exhibited by Wilson at the Royal Academy in 1775 (347), An Hermitage at Marino.
WGC, p. 230, pl. 124a; Brown 1982, p. 668, no. 1905, pl. 553
A curved horizontal repaired tear or fold is visible slightly more than halfway up the composition, running all across it.