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River Scene by Moonlight (Lake Scene)
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
River Scene by Moonlight (Lake Scene)
c.1754 (undated)
Black chalk heightened with white on blue paper
368 x 267 mm
14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
A lake with tall trees right and a castle, left, seen by moonlight
Brighton 1920; London 1934 (1151 - Lake Scene); Exeter 1946 (9 - Lake Scene); Leicester Museums and Art Gallery, Old Master Drawings. October 1952 (73); Paris 1953 (90)
Mercati, Marylebone; bt Benjamin Booth October 1788; his son, the Revd S. Booth; his sisters, Elizabeth Booth and Marianne Booth, later Lady Ford; thence by descent
Unsigned; inscribed verso
[1] MS inscription by Benjamin Booth: I purchased this drawing of Mercati in Marylebone High St, B.B. | Oct. 88
[2] MS inscription: Marianne Ford
[3] In Lady Ford's writing: Wilson
D202 Tall Trees, Private Collection, England
Commemorative Catalogue 1934 (586); Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 20, BB47