Two of six drawings bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh to the Ashmolean.
The Castle of Sant'Angelo, Rome & The Temple of Bacchus, Rome by Richard Wilson, 17131782
© Ashmolean Museum
- 1) black chalk on blue paper; 2) black chalk touched with white, on grey paper
- 1) 25 x 37 cm; 2) 23.5 x 39.5 cm
- Acquired in:
- Bequeathed by:
- Sir Edward Marsh through The Art Fund
Marsh bequeathed his modern pictures to the Contemporary Art Society and the remainder of this collection to the Art Fund for selection and distribution to suitable galleries. The drawings consist mainly of works by English artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Perhaps the most important groups are the Romneys, Wilsons and Rowlandsons all chosen with the discriminating taste which invariably distinguished Sir Edward Marsh's acquisitions.
1: Sandby, Esdaille, Riggall and Horne Collections; Sir Edward Marsh 2: Jeffrey, Roupell, Edward Riggall and Horne Collections; Sir Edward Marsh