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Studies & Designs: Landscape with a round Tower and Bridge
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Landscape with a round Tower and Bridge
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
155 x 205 mm
6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.
In the left foreground a lone fisherman sits beneath some trees. Beyond in the centre stands a prominent round tower next to a lake. It is linked to the land on the right by a bridge of three arches. Mountains are seen in the background. All within an etched rectangular border.
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del.| Whessell Sc'
D53/9 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 9, 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 print is taken from p. 9 (D53/9). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format.
Archer 1811, p. 32