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The Falls at Tivoli
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Falls at Tivoli
c.1753-56 (undated)
Blue wash with black chalk, stump and white gouache on moderately thick, rough blued-white laid paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured cream laid paper
235 x 359 mm
9 1/4 x 14 1/8 in.
The viewpoint is from the north bank of the River Anio/Aniene, low down in the gorge, looking up at the main torrent of the Cascatelli Grandi, with the town of Tivoli above. The cascade and the Temple of the Sibyl are out of the composition to the left around a curve in the river but the Villa of Maecenas is visible on top of the ridge at the right.
London, Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, 96th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colours and Drawings, 3-22 Feb 1969; New Haven 1981 (97)
Perhaps H.S. Reitlinger; ?Sotheby's 27 January 1954, The H.S. Reitlinger Collection Part II (257) [...] acquired 1977
D293 View of Tivoli, Private Collection, England
E56 Anonymous after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
E75 Charles Turner after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa, The British Museum (1879,0614.318)
E75A Charles Turner after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa, The British Museum (1863,0725.629)
E75B Charles Turner after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa, The British Museum (1850,1014.148)
E75C Charles Turner after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
E76 Charles Turner after Wilson, View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
P44 Tivoli, the Cascatellie Grande and the Villa of Maecenas, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
P44A View of Tivoli: The Cascatelle and the Villa of Maecenas, Dulwich Picture Gallery
P44B The Cascatelli of Tivoli and Villa of Maecenas, Private Collection, North America
P142B Tivoli: The Temple of the Sibyl and the Campagna - I, Tate, London
[1] Jacob Philipp Hackert, View of the Cascata Grande at Tivoli, 1769, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome
[2] Francis Towne, Cascade at Tivoli, watercolour, 1781, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Object ID: 14146
Dimensions of mount: 273 x 397 mm (10 3/4 x 15 5/8 in.)