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Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower with three Figures
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of a ruined Tower with three Figures
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
175 x 229 mm
6 7/8 x 9 in.
View of a ruined tower with three figures gathered in front and others riding away on horseback in the left background - all within an etched rectangular border
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del.| Whessell Sc Oxon'
D53/15 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 15, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
D361 Ruin and Figures, The British Museum (1881,0212.26)
D361A Landscape: Road winding past Ruins of a Castle, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Dyce.645)
E72/16 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Untitled, The British Museum (1854,0708.73) and other impressions
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P168 Ruined Tower with a Figure Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
P168A Two figures by a Ruin, Felbrigg Hall, National Trust
From a set of small soft-ground etchings by Whessell at the British Museum ( E60/1- E60/44). These were made after Wilson's drawings in the sketchbook of the same title at the Victoria & Albert Museum (D53-D53/81).The present print is taken from p. 15 (D53/15). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format - this one with an introduction and list of subscribers.