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Study of a Tree Trunk
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of a Tree Trunk
c.1757-60 (undated)
Black chalk, stump and traces of white chalk on grey laid paper, with horizontal fold
350 x 203 mm
13 3/4 x 7 13/16 in.
NMW A 5751
Purchased from F.R. Meatyard 24 September 1919
Unsigned; inscribed on secondary support (see 'Mount Inscriptions' below)

Said to be inscribed on secondary support:
[1] Lower left, pencil: R. Wilson
[2] Lower right, pencil: 657
(Unseen by compiler)
The tree appears to be English and if so the drawing is likely to be post-Italian. There is a rough separate detail of foliage at the lower left.