Seated Girl

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Seated Girl
Seated Girl
Seated Girl
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Seated Girl
c.1751-52 (undated)
Black and white chalk on grey paper
Metric: 254 x 252 mm
Imperial: 10 x 9 7/8 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Whole length profile figure of a girl seated towards the left, resting with her shoulders against the wooden back of a chair, her arms folded in her lap and and her legs crossed beneath her voluminous skirt. Her head is slightly inclined to her proper right and her hair tightly bound in a kerchief.
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Collectors' marks
[1] Lower right corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower right corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
Mount inscriptions
Inscribed upper right on old grey wash-lined mount: No. 2 [Inventory number of Chambers Hall Gift]
Related Drawings
D33 An Inn Servant, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
D118 Portrait of a Young Woman, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Critical commentary
Drawn from life, an old inscription on the mount denotes this as No. 2 of a series of figure drawings made during Wilson's travels in Italy. D33 An Inn Servant, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford was also part of the series (No. 8).
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
Ford 1951, p. 54; Brown 1982, p. 658, no. 1885, pl. 538
Updated by Compiler
2015-12-11 00:00:00