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Study of Foliage
National Galleries of Scotland / Photography by Antonia Reeve
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of Foliage
c.1754 (undated)
Black and white chalk on blue paper, laid down
290 x 440 mm
11 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.
D 4661
A group of broad-leaf plants in a shady setting
London 1916 (13)
Earl of Warwick (1818-1893); Herbert Horne (1864-1916); Sir Edward Marsh; presented through the National Art Collections Fund, 1953
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower right: Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600)
D72 Study of Foliage, National Galleries of Scotland (D 4660)
D266 Study of a Plant, Private Collection, England
D267 Study of a Plant, Private Collection , England
A smaller sketch of similar foliage by Wilson D266 Study of a Plant, Private Collection, England is inscribed verso: done at the Villa Madama, i.e. when the artist was in Rome (1751-57).
Binyon 1916, p. 21; Grigson 1955, no. 30; Baker 2011, p. 413
The Earl of Warwick's sale was held at Christie's on 20-21 May 1896 and chiefly consisted of spectacular Italian, French and Netherlandish Old Master drawings
An impressive sheet but disfigured by staining and creases