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Trees at a Villa
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Trees at a Villa
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue-green paper
278 x 220 mm
11 x 8 3/4 in.
A great pine tree rises behind a garden wall with smaller trees to the right and cypresses beyond to the left.
Donated by John Deffett Francis, 1881
Unsigned; no inscription
Reverse invisible as the drawing has been laid down
Perhaps drawn en plein air, but very precise
851/2 (35)
Binyon 19
Some staining. Repair centre right.