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Hermits by a Pool
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Ascribed to Wilson
Hermits by a Pool
c.1765 (undated)
Black and white chalk on greyish-brown paper
254 x 345 mm
10 x 13 1/2 in.
A monk or hermit stands and another sits by a large boulder in the foreground, from which a flight of steps ascends left. A figure kneels before a wayside cross at the top.
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower right corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower right corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
D365 Ascribed to Wilson, Study of a Boulder, Ashmolean Museum, 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, pp. 111, 230, pl. 124b; Brown 1982, pp. 667-68, no. 1904, pl. 552
The chalk surface is rubbed in places