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Ruin and Figures
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Ruin and Figures
c.1765 (undated)
Black and white chalk, on buff paper
163 x 213 mm
6 7/16 x 8 3/8 in.
A ruined tower and other buildings overgrown with trees to the right. There are two monks, one standing and one seated under a broken arch to the left of the ruin.
Given by John Deffett Francis, 1881
The location may have been Burton Ferry, Glamorganshire
E60/16 John Whessell after Wilson, Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower with three Figures gathered in front, The British Museum and other impressions
E72/16 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Untitled, The British Museum and other impressions
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P168 Ruined Tower with a Figure, Bristol City Museum and Gallery
P168A Two Figures by a Ruin (Ruined Tower with a Figure), Felbrigg Hall, National Trust
Binyon 26; Ford 1951, p. 57, no. 42; WGC, p. 221, under pl. 112c
Some brown staining, especially upper left centre