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Chelsea Old Bridge
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Chelsea Old Bridge
c.1760 (undated)
Black chalk with white heightening on grey laid paper laid down on old mount with wash lined framing
174 x 240 mm
6 13/16 x 9 3/8 in.
NMW A 3989
The view is downriver from Chelsea towards Batterea and Westminster Bridge
Joseph Farington; John Deffett Francis; James Abbott McNeill Whistler; Miss Birnie Philip; purchased from Colnaghi, London, 21 March 1956
Unsigned; Inscribed lower right: Chelsea
[1] Lower right, J.D.F. in double ellipse: John Deffett Francis (Lugt 1446)
[1] Recto lower left: Yours / my dear Whistler / J.D.F.
[2] Lower centre, gilded lettering: RICHARD WILSON R.A.
[3] Lower right, pencil: R[?]20989
[4] Verso, ink: Wilson
[5] Verso below on adhered card: The above is the Autograph / identification by J. Farrington [sic] R.A.
Peter de Wint (1800-1849), Chelsea Old Bridge, oil on canvas, Leeds Art Gallery
The Burlington Magazine, October 1958
Some discolouration