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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
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.