Studies & Designs: Vesuvius

Studies & Designs: Vesuvius
Studies & Designs: Vesuvius
Studies & Designs: Vesuvius
The Trustees of the British Museum
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John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: Vesuvius
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, etching
Metric: 175 x 227 mm
Imperial: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Three men with two mules can be seen halted in a field before a volcano, beside a fourth figure who sits on a stone to the right - all within an etched rectangular border
Lettered below the image with the title and 'Wilson del. | Whessell Sc'
Related Drawings
D53/45 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, p. 45
D250 Landscape with Vesuvius, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Related Prints
E60/35 John Whessell after Wilson, Studies & Designs: Vesuvius, The British Museum
Critical commentary
From a set of small soft-ground etchings by Whessell at the British Museum ( E60/1- E60/44). These were made after Wilson's drawings in the sketchbook of the same title at the Victoria & Albert Museum (D53-D53/81). The present one is taken from p. 45 (D53/45). In 1811 the etchings were published by the Oxford-based publisher, Robert Archer in more than one format - this one with an introduction and list of subscribers.