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The Prow of a Roman Galley
Image courtesy of the Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Prow of a Roman Galley
c.1752-54 (undated)
Black chalk on laid paper
95 x 148 mm
3 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.
1881,0212.44
D146/2
Given by John Deffett Francis, February 1881
Inscribed lower right, black chalk: R W.G.B.
[1] Lower right, printed collection stamp in oval frame: 'DEFFETT FRANCIS COLLECTION | BM [below] crown' (Lugt 945)
[2] Lower right, printed inventory stamp in oval frame: 'British Museum 1881 | 2 12 | 44'
D146/1 Father Tiber, The British Museum
P55 The Summons of Cincinnatus, Private Collection, England
This drawing is the reverse of D146/1 Father Tiber. The prow motif, used in P55 The Summons of Cincinnatus, Private Collection, England, was taken from an ancient relief now in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.
13/03/2018