Studies & Designs: View in a Town…

Studies & Designs: View in a Town…
Studies & Designs: View in a Town…
Studies & Designs: View in a Town…
The Trustees of the British Museum
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John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View in a Town, Houses built on the Cliffs and Cascades falling between them to a Pool in the Centre
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
Metric: 173 x 227 mm
Imperial: 6 13/16 x 8 15/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
View of a town with houses built on the cliffs and cascades falling between them to a pool in the centre, with a few figures - all within an etched rectangular border
Purchased from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell Sc'
Related Drawings
D53/52 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 52, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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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. 23 (D53/52). 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.
All plates in good condition on thick laid paper, with occasional staining only. Blue on edges.
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2017-09-07 00:00:00