Outline Sketch of a Building

This item is active and ready to use
Outline Sketch of a Building
Outline Sketch of a Building
Outline Sketch of a Building
The Art Institute of Chicago, The Leonora Gurley Memorial
title=Credit line
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Outline Sketch of a Building
c.1750-51 (undated)
Black chalk on blue laid paper, with horizontal strip added at lower edge, mounted on cream wove paper
Metric: 93 x 120 mm
Imperial: 3 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Sotheby's Croydon, 2 April 1912; Gift of William F.E. Gurley, 7 April 1922
Unsigned; see Verso Inscriptions
Collectors' marks
[1] Lower centre, sale stamp: Coll. of DR. RIDLEY, of | CROYDON, ENG. SOTHEBY'S | SALE, APRIL 2, 1912
Verso inscriptions
[Recto of this sheet]
[1] Upper left corner, inverted in black ink in old hand: Jane [?] Fountain
[2] Lower left corner, graphite, in modern hand: accession number and artist's name and dates
[3] Lower right corner, stamped, black ink: LEONORA HALL GURLEY | MEMORIAL COLLECTION
Related Drawings
Recto: D77/1 Sketch of Trees near a Bridge (1922.1699R)
Critical commentary
A quick experiment with perspective