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The Hermitage, Villa Madama
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Hermitage, Villa Madama
c.1760 (undated)
Oil on canvas
61 x 82 cm
24 x 32 1/4 in.
P91B
A lane runs across the foreground and on the left a man and a woman greet a friar. A cottage is at the centre, overhung by trees, while to the right on a gentle slope, a line of trees is silhouetted against the sunset sky.
Given by the artist to Joseph Farington, his pupil; Earl of Normanton; 3rd Earl of Camperdown (1841-1918), Weston House, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire; sold Christie's, 21 February 1919 (160 - A Forest Scene ), bt Leggatt (£23.2s.0d); Anon sale, Sotheby's 1 August 1951 (94 A Clearing in a Wood); Dr W. Katz; bt 1959 by Johannesburg Art Gallery
On frame: 'Given by the Artist to his pupil, J. Farington R.A. [/] From the Earl of Normanton's Collection'
E14 William Byrne after Wilson A View in the Villa Madama, near Rome, called Il Teatro, 1765, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven (B1984.21.428);
E14A Byrne after Wilson, A View in the Villa Madama, near Rome, called Il Teatro, Victoria & Albert Museum, London;
E14B Byrne after Wilson, A View in the Villa Madama, near Rome, called Il Teatro, The British Museum
E14C Byrne after Wilson, A View in the Villa Madama near Rome called Il Teatro, Royal Academy of Arts
E14D Byrne after Wilson, View in the Villa Madama, National Museum Wales, Cardiff and other impressions
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WGC, p. 202 under pl. 82a (version 2)
Relined