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Hadrian's Villa
The Trustees of the British Museum
James Carter after Wilson
Hadrian's Villa
Published November 1850
Etching and engraving
328 x 248 mm
12 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.
1872,1012.2016
E83
A house to the left built on top of Roman brick arches with two figures in the centre foreground. There are goats beneath the arch and a figure on the balcony above, with washing hanging out and a stream on the left.
Edward Daniell, 53 Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, London, from whom purchased, 1872
Lettered below the image with the title and 'R. WILSON R.A. PAINTER' 'J. CARTER ENGRAVER.' | 'FROM THE PICTURE IN THE VERNON GALLERY.' | 'SIZE OF THE PICTURE | 1FT. 2 IN. BY 0 FT. 10 IN.' 'PRINTED BY W. DAY'; publication line: 'LONDON PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS.'
D170 The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
D170A Hadrian's Villa, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
P138 The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Tate, London (the Vernon painting) and other versions
The print was an illustration to an accompanying anonymous article, 'The Vernon Gallery: Hadrian's Villa' in The Art Journal, 1850, p. 356 (see also E85 E88 and E91). In 1854 it featured with a two-page text in S.C. Hall's 3-volume catalogue of the Vernon Gallery (see Bibliography).
The Art Journal, vol. 12, November 1850, p. 356; vol. 17, October 1855, pp. 283-84; S.C. Hall ed., The Vernon Gallery, vol. 2, 1854, no. 4 (unpaginated); R. K. Engen, Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and Their Works, 1979, p. 43
James Carter (1798-1855) was a line engraver, apprenticed to the architectural engraver Tyrrel, whose style he first adopted. He engraved plates for the popular annuals and other publications including the Art Journal.
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