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Landscape (River, Sea Coast and circular Ruin)
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Landscape (River, Sea Coast and circular Ruin)
Published September 1824
Etching on chine collé
176 x 217 mm
6 15/16 x 8 1/2in.
1854,0708.97
E72/40
A classical landscape, with a man and two women conversing by a lake or river on a high bank near an open sarcophagus in the left foreground. To the right are two arches of a ruined bridge or embankment with a ruined temple above and behind. There are trees in the right foreground and hills in the distance.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title (Landscape.), 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford. Length of Painting abt. 3 feet 8 In.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by Richard Wilson.' 'Etched by T. Hastings. | Sept. 1824.'
Page numbered lower right: 40.
D271 Bay of Baiae - Temple of Venus, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
E64 William Pengree Sherlock after Wilson, River, Sea-Coast and circular Ruin ('Morning'), The British Museum
E73 Samuel William Reynolds after Wilson, Morning, The British Museum and other impressions
P92 An Italian Landscape (Morning) Classical Landscape, Private Collection, England
P92A River, Sea Coast and circular Ruin, Private Collection, England
P92B An Italian Landscape, Morning (River, Sea-Coast and circular Ruin), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
From a series of forty etchings after paintings by Richard Wilson and additional title page, bound in a volume in red tooled leather with gold decorative border, lettered on the spine with 'Wilson's | Etchings | by | Hastings'; the title page lettered in black and red: 'Etchings, | from the Works | of | [ facsimile of signature below portrait] Ric. Wilson | with Some Memoirs of his Life, &c. | by Thomas Hastings, Esq. | Collector of His Majesty's Customs. | "Non Ductus Officio Sed Amore Operis." Quintillian. | Published by Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside, London. | Johnson, Typ. Apollo Press, 1825. Brook Street, Holborn'; containing twenty pages of Introductory and Concluding Remarks by the etcher, including descriptions of Richard Wilson's original paintings.
PRA324810
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 217 under pl. 106a; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
George Willis was an antiquarian book dealer, who occasionally published books and prints. His firm was active from 1832-1856 and sold many prints to the British Museum. In 1856 it merged with Thomas Sotheran to become Willis & Sotheran.
09/12/2015