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Wilton House from the South East
Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K. / The Bridgeman Art Library
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Wilton House from the South East
c. 1760 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey laid paper
255 x 426 mm
10 1/16 x 16 3/4 in.
13.262/53
D352
Ipswich 1927 (105 - River Scene with Figures); Oxford Arts Club 1937 (33); Wakefield City Art Gallery, English Watercolours and Drawings 1740-1840, 1956 (85); Leeds City Art Gallery, The Agnes and Norman Lupton Collection of Watercolours and Drawings, 17 May - 25 June 1972 (85)
Percy Moore Turner; with P.& D. Colnaghi, London, 1951; Lupton Bequest 1952
Unsigned; no inscription
P76 Wilton House from the Southeast (Wilton House, South East View across the River Nadder) Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wiltshire
P76A Wilton House from the Southeast (Wilton House, South East View across the River Nadder), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
P76B Wilton House from the Southeast (Wilton House, South East View across the River Nadder), Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wiltshire
P76C Wilton House from the Southeast (Wilton House, South East View across the River Nadder), Private Collection, Wales
P76D School of Wilson, Wilton House from the Southeast (Wilton House, South East View across the River Nadder), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, on loan from the Mrs M Sharpe Erskine Trust
Ford suggested that from this drawing, probably made on the spot, Wilson produced the small oil sketch (P76B) from which he painted the large canvas of Wilton from the Southeast (P76). If correct this would provide one of the few instances in which the evolution of a composition can be traced in all its stages.
407
Ipswich 1927, p. 67; Ford 1951, pp. 36, 62, no. 73; WGC, pp. 88, 111, 188-89, pl. 58a; Leeds Art Calendar, no. 35, 1956, pp. 7, 12 repr., 22; Solkin 1978, p. 407, pl. 24a
Descendants of a distinguished Leeds family, Agnes and Norman Darnton Lupton, brother and sister, left a substantial bequest of British drawings and watercolours to the Leeds Art Gallery in 1952. Norman had attended both Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge and was a mechanical engineer and a successful artist.The siblings' donation to the gallery included works by Wilson, John Sell Cotman, Thomas Girtin, and J. M. W. Turner.