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Study of Plants: Three Burdock Leaves
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of Plants: Three Burdock Leaves
c.1752 (undated)
Black chalk on white paper
132 x 187 mm
5 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.
NMW A 5745
D113
Three large leaves of a burdock plant
Purchased from F.R. Meatyard, 24 September 1919
Unsigned; inscribed on secondary support (see 'Mount inscriptions' below)
Naturalistic style, very thin and precise
[1] Inscribed on secondary support lower left in pencil: No 651
[2] Said to be inscribed on secondary support lower right: 2
(Unseen by compiler)
Burdock (Arctium genus) plants of different species are native to both Britain and Italy.
D264 Study for a Foreground - A Burdock, The British Museum
This is one of a number of studies made by Wilson for details of plants in the foregrounds of his landscapes (cf D264). The date therefore is likely to fall within his years in Italy.
10/06/2016