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Lake Nemi (The Head of Lake Nemi)
Courtesy of the President and Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford
Ascribed to Wilson
Lake Nemi (The Head of Lake Nemi)
Oil on canvas
17 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.
A view of the head of Lake Nemi with Genzano beyond and figures on a steep hill in the foreground.
Perhaps RA Old Masters 1884 (27)
Col. M.H. Grant; purchased by Lt. Col. R.H.R. Brocklebank June 1935; bequeathed to Magdalen College 1965
D387/1 Lake Scene, Private Collection, England
E72/30 Hastings after Wilson, Untitled (The Head of Lake Nemi, The British Museum and other impressions
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Such an unbalanced composition is highly unusual for Wilson, giving rise to doubts about the painting's authenticity
WGC, p. 207, pl. 92a (version 2); H. Brocklebank,A Turn or two I'll walk to still my beating Mind: Commentary on a Private Collection, London 1955, pp. 55-58