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Studies & Designs: Coastal Scene, with a Cross on a tall Rock out at Sea
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Coastal Scene, with a Cross on a tall Rock out at Sea
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching on India laid paper
99 x 147 mm
3 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.
NMW A 10978
E60/10A
Coastal scene, with a cross on a tall rock standing isolated a little way out to sea beyond a small boat with a single oarsman crossing in the left foreground. Two figures are seen on a flat rock near the base of the cliffside to the right - all within an etched rectangular border.
Thomas Henry Thomas Bequest 1916
No inscriptions
[1] Lower centre, pencil: 3
[2] Lower right, pencil: Coast Scene
D53/2 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 2, 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. 2 (D53/2). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
Archer 1811, p. 2
Proof state
18/09/2017