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Lake Nemi or Speculum Dianæ
The Trustees of the British Museum
Louis Marvy after Wilson
Lake Nemi or Speculum Dianæ
Etching, aquatint and soft-ground etching
265 x 200 mm
10 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.
Landscape with Diana expelling Callisto, having learned that she is pregnant. On the bank in the foreground, there are two other nymphs comforting her. Trees can be seen at either side and there is a town on the mountainside across the water in the background.
Bought from George Willis, The Piazza, Covent Garden, 1855
Lettered below the image with production detail: 'Richard Wilson', 'L. Marvy'
E13 Joseph Wood after Wilson, The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianæ, The British Museum and other impressions
P127 Richard Wilson and Studio, The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianae with Dolbadarn Castle (Diana and Callisto), Bristol City Museum and Gallery and other versions
This is an illustration from Marvy and Thackeray's Sketches after English Landscape Painters, London 1850, where it was accompanied by a surprisingly dismissive commentary.
L. Marvy & W. M. Thackeray, Sketches after English Landscape Painters, 1850, unpaginated
Louis Marvy (1815-1850; sometimes mis-spelt as 'Maruy') was a French painter and engraver, specialising in etching, drypoint and soft-ground etchings of ruins, views and landscapes. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1842, worked for the French periodical, L'Artiste and also as intermediary draughtsman on some wood-engravings.