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On Hounslow Heath
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
On Hounslow Heath
Published 1820
Etching on medium, slightly textured, peach wove paper
124 x 162 mm
4 7/8 x 6 3/8 in.
View on Hounslow Heath, with a woman seated on a rock in the foreground at the left, other figures in the distance and two cattle standing at the right on the bank of the River Crane. There are trees on an island at the centre middle ground with a windmill in the distance at the right.
Acquired 1977
Lettered below the image:
[1] Lower left: 'R Wilson pinxit | RA'
[2] Lower centre:. 'The Original in the Possession of Lady Ford of Gloucester Place. | ON HOUNSLOW HEATH.'
[3] Lower right: 'T.Hastings fecit | 1820'
D360 A View of On Hounslow Heath, Private Collection, UK, c/o Lowell Libson Ltd
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P131 On Hounslow Heath, Tate, London (Lady Ford's painting) and other versions
In his introduction to Etchings from the Works of Ric. Wilson, with some Memoirs of his Life &c., Hastings says 'Paul Sandby was with Richard Wilson at the time the Sketch was made for the subject of Hounslow Heath' (p. 9). However it is unclear whether this refers to a drawing, an independent sketch in oil or the lay-in for the finished picture.
Object ID: 33833
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 178 under pl. 39b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
Unmounted. Laid down with others on card. Good condition.