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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings pp. 8(v) and 9(r)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings pp. 8(v) and 9(r)
1754
Graphite with white and black chalk on medium, rough, blued white wove paper
281 x 210 mm (each sheet)
11 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (each sheet)
B1977.14.359 v8 & r9
D280/8
8(v): A distant view of Rome framed by a large tree at the left
9(r): An unmade bed with a chamber pot beneath
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Unsigned; no inscription
D68 Still Life with Flask, The British Museum
D69 Chair and Sword Hilt, National Galleries of Scotland
D70 Still life: Study of a Kettle, Piece of Fruit and a Knife on a Table, The British Museum
9(r) has compositional or stylistic affinities with Wilson's slightly earlier still-life drawings made in Italy - notably D70 Still life: Study of a Kettle, Piece of Fruit and a Knife on a Table, The British Museum; also D68 Still Life with Flask, The British Museum, and D69 Chair and Sword Hilt, National Galleries of Scotland
Object ID: 6363
Only two sketchbooks by Wilson have survived - the present one (D280-D280/33) and D53-D53/81 Studies and Designs by R. Wilson done in Rome in the Year MDCCLII, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (E.3586-1922).