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Mecaenas' Villa
Birmingham Museums Trust
Charles Turner after Wilson
Mecaenas' Villa
1823 (undated)
Mezzotint and etching
286 x 431 mm
11 1/4 x 16 15/16 in.
1976P105
E75D
In the left foreground, an artist is seated behind an easel and a woman is standing next to him. There is a waterfall beyond and a town on a wooded hilltop, with a large ruined building lower down the hill beyond. In the middle distance two figures are silhouetted against a valley. There are thick woods to the right and an extensive landscape in the distance.
Acquired 1976
Lettered below the image, lower left: 'Painted by Richard Wilson, R.A.'
D224 The Falls at Tivoli, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
E76 Charles Turner after Wilson, View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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P44 Tivoli, the Cascatelle 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
Plate 2 of Gems of Art: Forming a Choice Collection Engraved from Pictures of Acknowledged Excellence, Beauty, & Variety, Painted by Esteemed Masters of All Ages and Countries', published by William Bernard Cooke, 9, Soho Square, in 1824. (See also E73 and E74).
A. Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, p. 259, cat. 813, II
Plate size: 174 x 207 mm; 6 7/8 x 8 1/8 in.; foxed
31/01/2018