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Study of Plants: Three Acanthus Leaves
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of Plants: Three Acanthus Leaves
c.1752 (undated)
Black chalk on white laid paper
90 x 91 mm
3 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.
NMW A 5746
D114
Purchased from F.R. Meatyard, 24 September 1919
Unsigned; inscribed on secondary support (see 'Mount Inscriptions' below)
Said to be inscribed on secondary support lower right: 2
(Unseen by compiler)
D265 Study of Foliage, National Galleries of Scotland (D 4661)
D266 Study of a Plant, Private Collection, England
D267 Study of a Plant, Private Collection , England
P127 The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianae with Dolbadarn Castle (Diana and Callisto)
A careful and literal study from the life - unusual for Wilson but useful as a model for foliage in such major paintings as P127