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An Ancient Altar
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
An Ancient Altar
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black and white chalk on grey laid paper, laid down with blank cartellino
187 x 240 mm
7 5/16 x 9 3/8 in.
NMW A 5753
Purchased from F.R. Meatyard, 24 September 1919.
Unsigned; Inscribed on secondary support (see 'Mount Inscriptions')
Inscribed on secondary support:
[1] Lower centre, very faint pencil: R. WILSON
[2] Lower right: 4 No 659
[3] Upper left: 070
Probably drawn in Rome
Paper is foxed, especially to the right