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Studies & Designs: View of a Castle with a square Tower to the Right
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a Castle with a square Tower to the Right
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper
99 x 150 mm
3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.
NMW A 10947
E60/19A
View of a castle, partly in shadow, with a square tower to the right, umbrella pines to the left and an arcade of arches at the base, seen from below a raised bank - all within an etched rectangular border
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest 1916
Lettered below the image: Wilson del. | Whessell Sc
[1] Lower right, pencil: 'A Castle'
D53/29 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 29, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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From a set of small soft-ground etchings by Whessell made after Wilson's drawings in a sketchbook at the Victoria & Albert Museum (D53-D53/81). The present one is taken from p. 29 (D53/29). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
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Archer 1811, p. 11
Proof state