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Solitude, Study for a Picture
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Solitude, Study for a Picture
c. 1762 (undated)
Black chalk and stump, touched with white, on brown-grey paper
257 x 347 mm
10 1/8 x 13 11/16 in.
A pool is depicted, on the left bank of which stands an old man in a long robe beside a seated figure under a tree. On the high further bank is a grove and at the right a weeping willow overhangs the water.
London, Cardiff and New Haven, 1982-83 (100)
Donated by John Deffett Francis, 1881
Unsigned; no inscription
Verso invisible - laid down
E44 William Woollett and William Ellis after Wilson Solitude, 1778, National Museum Wales, Cardiff and other impressions
E57 Christian Duttenhofer after Wilson,Solitude, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
P114 Solitude - I, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
P114A Solitude - I, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
P114B Solitude - I , Private Collection Ireland
P115 Wilson and Studio, Solitude - II, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
A compositional sketch for P114
Binyon 16; WGC, p. 169, pl. 28b; Solkin 1982, p. 212
Very stained and worn