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A Great Stone, Italy
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Great Stone, Italy
c. 1752-56 (undated)
Graphite on cream laid paper laid down on card with wash lining
73 x 131 mm (image size)
2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (image size)
6310620
D275
Perhaps Paul Sandby sale, 4 May 1811 (81 - A ditto [original drawing/sketch], a fragment of rock: this study appears to have been greatly admired by Mr. Wilson, who introduced it into several of his pictures), bt 'C' (7 gns); [...] Cyril and Shirley Fry; bt Maurice Sheppard, 1983; donated to the National Library of Wales, 2008
Inscribed in black ink in an old hand, lower left: 38. Wilson.
[1] Verso, lower left corner, pencil: 6310620
[1] Verso of mount, lower right corner: LLGC NLW / CASGLIAD / MAURICE SHEPPARD PPRWS / COLLECTION / 2009
P114 Solitude I, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
NWP114A Solitude I, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
P114B Solitude I, Private Collection, Ireland
The stone or a similar boulder appears prominently in a number of paintings by Wilson, e.g. P114 Solitude I, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, and other versions.
In very good condition overall with slight staining on the right side