The Murder

The Murder
The Murder
The Murder
The Trustees of the British Museum
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Thomas Hastings after Wilson
The Murder
c.1823 (undated)
Etching on chine collé
Metric: 162 x 206 mm
Imperial: 6 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
A murder is taking place during a storm involving four figures on a hillside road in the right foreground. On the left an arched bridge leads over a ravine and a round tower is seen in the centre middle ground. Behind is a violent sky with lightning.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford. | This Composition gave rise to the well known one of Meleager'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson.' 'Etched by T. Hastings.'
Page numbered lower right: 32
Related Paintings
P50A The Murder, Private Collection, England (Lady Ford's painting) and other versions
P163 Meleager and Atalanta, Tate, London
Critical commentary
From a series of forty etchings after paintings by Richard Wilson and additional title page, bound in a volume in red tooled leather with gold decorative border, lettered on the spine with 'Wilson's | Etchings | by | Hastings'; the title page lettered in black and red: 'Etchings, | from the Works | of | [ facsimile of signature below portrait] Ric. Wilson | with Some Memoirs of his Life, &c. | by Thomas Hastings, Esq. | Collector of His Majesty's Customs. | "Non Ductus Officio Sed Amore Operis." Quintillian. | Published by Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside, London. | Johnson, Typ. Apollo Press, 1825. Brook Street, Holborn'; containing twenty pages of Introductory and Concluding Remarks by the etcher, including descriptions of Richard Wilson's original paintings.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
Hastings 1825, p. 17, repr.; WGC, p. 158 under pl. 14a; Yule 2015
Updated by Compiler
2018-01-08 00:00:00