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Studies & Designs: Extensive View with Sarcophagus on a Pedestal
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Extensive View with Sarcophagus on a Pedestal
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
155 x 209 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.
1863,1114.236
E60/9
View over fields with a group of trees and a lake or broad river. In the left foreground is the corner of a building and a pedestal bearing a massive sarcophagus - all within an etched rectangular border.
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson, del | Whessell Sc'
D53/22 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 22, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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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 one is taken from p. 22 (D53/22). 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.
Archer 1811, p. 33
18/09/2017