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An Italian Landscape with a Bridge
Image courtesy of the Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
An Italian Landscape with a Bridge
c. 1751-52 (undated)
Black chalk
152 x 206 mm
6 x 8 1/8 in.
Location Unknown
The landscape is dominated by a large building in the middle ground. To its left is the bridge and behind that a tall slim tower. In the left foreground a standing and seated figure have stopped on a large boulder and on the right a fisherman with rod and line creeps along the riverbank.
Thomas Hudson [...] Christie's, London 2 March 1976 (99)
Signed in monogram, lower left: R.W.f.
[1] Stamp recto, lower right: Thomas Hudson (Lugt 2432)
This drawing seems to belong to a group associated with Wilson's journey from Venice to Rome in 1751-52