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The Hermitage, Villa Madama
Christie's Images Limited 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Hermitage, Villa Madama
Oil on canvas
61.6 x 82.5 cm.
24 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
P91C
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.
Christie's London, 2 May 1986 (197); Private Collection, England; Sotheby's London, 9 March 1988 (68)
The Villa Madama near Rome was designed by Raphael for Cardinal Giuliano de' Medici, later Pope Clement VII., and took its name from having been occupied by Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Parma, in the late C16.
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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The present picture may be one of the untraced versions mentioned in WGC.
WGC pp. 202-3 under pl. 82a