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A View on the Arno
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Young after Wilson
A View on the Arno
1821
Etching
122 x 167 mm
4 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.
1859,1210.355
E71/3
Landscape with two figures in the centre foreground, one lying down with a fishing rod. There is a wide river in the centre and a castle on the cliff top on the left.
Bought through Edward Daniell, 53 Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, London, 1859
Lettered below the image: LEICESTER GALLERY. | WILSON. and numbered above: No. 22
P98 A Summer Evening River View ('On the Arno'- IV), Southampton City Art Gallery
An outline illustration from John Young's Catalogue of Pictures by British Artists in the Possession of Sir John Fleming Leicester, 1821. The wording 'Leicester Gallery' did not appear in the original publication.
John Young, Catalogue of Pictures by British Artists in the Possession of Sir John Fleming Leicester, 1821, p. 10, no. 22
John Young (1755-1825) was a publisher, printer, mezzotinter and etcher. A pupil of J.R. Smith, he was Engraver in Mezzotinto to the Prince of Wales from 1789, Keeper of the British Institution from about 1813 and Secretary of the Artists' Benevolent Fund. His address is recorded as 65 Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square (1817-1823).