Study of Rabbits and Other Studies (Recto); Study of Child on Donkey (Verso)

WAG 7440


Sir Richard Westmacott was a British sculptor. He studied with his father, of the same name, at his studio in Mount Street, Grosvenor Square in London. He left for Rome in 1793 to study under Antonio Canova, and upon his return to London in 1797, he set up a studio of his own. He also had his own foundry at Pimlico in London where he cast his work as well as that of other sculptors. This pencil drawing by Westmacott was extracted from a scrapbook containing "Views in Lancs. and Cheshire from pictures by N. G. Philips" and other sketches and studies by Nathaniel George Philips (1795 - 1831) and other artists. The title page of the scrapbook is inscribed: 'Caroline Philips, Sep. 1841.' Philips was an artist who exhibited landscapes in Liverpool and Manchester. He was presumably friendly enough with Westmascott for the latter to add sketches to Philips's relation Caroline.