At a River's Mouth

At a River's Mouth
At a River's Mouth
At a River's Mouth
The Trustees of the British Museum
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Artist
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Title
At a River's Mouth
Date
c.1754 (undated)
Medium
Black chalk and stump on blue-green paper
Dimensions
Metric: 145 x 215 mm
Imperial: 5 11/16 x 8 1/2 in
Accession Number
1864,0309.327
Wilson Online Reference
D252/1
Description
Twilight effect, the shores of a river looking to the sea. In the foreground is a figure on a bank, with stone pines above a low house at the left. The further shore rises in a steep hill topped with buildings.
Provenance
Donated by William Hookham Carpenter, March 1864
Signature/inscription
Unsigned; no inscription
Verso inscriptions
Recto lower right corner: British Museum
Related Drawings
D252/2 Landscape Sketch, The British Museum
Critical commentary
The verso of this drawing is D252/2 Landscape Sketch. The styles and techniques of the recto and verso are noticeably different from each other. Both have the same British Museum accession number.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
851/1(31)
Bibliography
Binyon 14
Condition/Conservation
Foxing on both sides
Updated by Compiler
27/05/2016