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Booth Notes Doc. 9
Booth Notes Doc. 9
Benjamin Booth
Unpublished Notes, Document 9: List of Wilson's Landscapes with Sizes and former Owners
Unpublished manuscript
London, UK
Primary unique
Private Collection, England
This is a list of Booth's own paintings by Wilson, with measurements. From internal evidence it was compiled after June 1790 and may date from about 1805. It comprises a four-page torn and part-repaired flattened folded foolscap folio with pen text on paper watermarked with Britannia (p. 1) and 'GR' (p. 2) but undated; last page blank. Some additions and annotations.
[Page 1] 1 a View on the Thames ------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/2 Measure Landscapes by R. Wilson, R.A. 1 -- a View. {Italian Buildings Men fishing 5 1/2-4 7/8 {on pannel ................ given by R S B [P189] 2 -- a View in Italy by Sea Side pad: there [?] (oval) 7 3/4-6 1/2 2 ^should be 3\ -- Anconetta near Venice with Ruins of a Bridge --- [P149] 9 1/2 - 7 3 -- a ---- do [=View in Italy] Entrance to a Town (do) [=oval] 7 3/4 6 1/2 4 -- Ruins of arch of a Bridge & ^square\ Tower - (?) On the ^Anio\ [two words deleted] Maecenas Villa in distance [P190] 12 1/2 - 11 5 -- a --do [=View] near London was W. Parsons Com.n [P150] 14 - 12 6 -- ^Round\ Tower by Road ^& Sea Side\ uncommon Light on it ^Travellers on Way\ [P191] 14 - 12 7 -- Round Tower and Town by Water: Man wom [sic] Child & dog ^in a wood\ 15 - 11 [P97] 8 -- Villa Aemiliana near Rome was P Sandbys [P117] 16 1/4 13 1/2 9 -- Anconetta near Venice (a sketch) -------[= was P Sandbys] [NWP113D] 16 1/4 10 3/4 10 -- Entrance to a Wood. Gypsies. old decay'd Tree. Rome in distance (was P Sandbys) [P176] 16 1/2 13 1/2 11 -- Sion House from old Richmond Gardens --------- } 16 1/2 13 1/2 painted [?] when the Road was turned by Kew in 1761} [P88D] *11 --- Man Riding in a Brown Wood. Dead Tree. Building & Water [P169] 16 1/2 13 1/2 12 -- Villa in Italy in a Grove on the Tiber ^square\ Belvedere on River opposite side } 16 1/2 13 I have the original Drawing} [P103] 13 -- Ruins of Villa Adriana. (was Jer Meyer's) [NWP138F] (I have (the original Drawing) 17 13 1/2 14 -- Ruins of Maecenas's Villa (----do----) [=was Jer Meyer's] [P137A] 17 13 1/4 15 -- Ruins of Adrian's Villa - clear (was Mr Hulse's) [P138C] 17 1/2 14 16 -- Ruins of ['a' deleted] Castle - Town in distance - at ^Neath in Glamorganshire\ } foot of mountains &c figures distan}ce [sic] [P151] 18 14 3/4 *16 View on Tiber. Villa by the River side. (engrav'd by Gandon) 18. 15 1/4 [location unknown] 17 -- Hounslow Heath (sd to be taken near | Wootton late D.Argyle's [?] for Tom Davies...) [P131] 20 3/4 17 18 -- Temple of Venus. Baya. (was EPenny's) [P92A] 20 3/4 16 1/2 19 -- a Storm - peasant under Tree (sd to be Wales). 21 1/2 15 [NWP184 - now believed to be by Hodges] 20 -- a Circular Temple in a Grove ^&[?] old Roman Wall\ Figures } on Bank opposite & dog -------------------------------- } 20 3/4 17 21 -- {^The Wilderness, called {Duck Island formerly in St James' Park 20 3/4 17 a finisht Picture --) [P182?] 22 -- Storm of Lightning. Round Castle on a } Rock. a Cataract . a Man lying } 20 3/4 17 murdered. a Woman by his Side begging} her Life of the assassin } [P50A] *22 -- Ruins Okehampton Castle Devon. Capital [possibly NWP174A] 21 16 1/2 23 -- a Cavern with Fortune Teller & figures } 21 16 1/2 a ^Sibyl\ temple ^in shadow\ & ruins of Bridge distance } painted on mahogany} [P66C] 24 -- Ruins of Cicero's Villa near Pouzzoli [sic] } 21 16 7/8 I proschita [deleted word] at distance} [P186] 25 -- Lake Jensano from a Convent Garden - 21 17 a finisht Picture --- was Mr. Locke's---} [P72] 26 -- Ruins on high Rock. Woman & Child 21 17 a Boy lying fishing (was Sir G Beaumonts) [location unknown] *26 Ruins on Do. a Duplicate of the above ------------- 21 16 1/2 27 -- a View in Italy. Buildings ^in Gaspars Manner\ on a Mountain 21 17 a Figure under a Tree, light Ash Trees} [location unknown] 28 -- a. d. Convent in a Grove by River [illegible words] } Table mountain with Boys fishing [?] under [illegible] man dog} 21 17 [location unknown] 29 -- Ruins of a Sepulchre on Strada } 21 1/8 17 Nomentana. Figures and dogs by Water } finished. was Sr G. Beaumonts} [P105] [Page 2] 30 -- a View Italy. Mountains [torn page and illegible words] on long} 21 18 ^[illegible word]\ walk} Man fishing woman & child aside . man in boat } [location unknown] *30 a Village & round Rock port water & wood. shadow gone BJB} [location unknown] May 9th 31 -- a Storm - Monks in devotion on high [location unknown] 23 1/8 17 3/4 *31 -- a -----D------D-------Man fishing {First Sketch} Rock -- Figures sitting under {Umbrella } [location unknown] 23 17 ----------- x a View in Windsor Forest---- a sketch gave RSB [location unknown] 24 20 x ^La albano[?] [illegible words] 32 -- a View in Italy painted there in 1752 } 24 1/2 14 1/4 late Sr. John Taylors ^who\ purch^d\ it ^at\ Rome ^in \ 1773} [location unknown] 33 -- a Do. Figures dancing. Ruins wrecked Temple on Promontory } 24 20 Sketch for the large picture. Gardiner's} [location unknown] 34 -- a Do. Firs & Cypress - Fortuneteller [P102] 26 20 **34 a do. Woman & Child by Waterside. Man in a Boat. Boys Trees} Figures on Bank by Road side } 26 20 [location unknown] *34 [sic] a d. Ruins Temple of Minerva Medica [illegible word] upright [illegible words] [P60] 25 19 1/4 ***34 [sic] a do. Briton Ferry in Glamorganshire [location unknown]- 25 24 35 -- Lake Jensano. Part of the Town - Two } 28 3/4 20 Monks on the Cliff. Nemi in Distance} a finisht Picture - was Sr. G Beaumonts 1768 [P159] 36 -- Kew Gardens. Ruins of Arch there [P108] 29 - 18 3/4 *36 Sepulchra Curiatii at Albano [version of P61] --------------------- 29 1/2 18 3/4 37 -- Lake Nemi - Figures Bathing [P81] ---------------------------------- 29 1/2 24 1/4 38 -- Marble Quarries at La Riccia & Convent (was RA [sic]} Sr. W. Chambers} [P46A] 29 1/2 19 39 -- A Grove with an Altar - Rocks on the } Right. Man Woman & dog. ^finisht\ was Sr. G:Colebrook's }: [P156] 30 20 40 -- Ruins of a Sepulchre on the side of } a Lake - a Woman with Children - Man } 30 20 driving an ass ------------- was Sr G Colebrooke's} 41 -- ^Head of\ Lake of Nemi - Figures ^Old woman red cloak\ on a pointed Hill Centre. Ho in Grove 30 25 Left [NWP101B] 42 -- Ruins in a Grove at Villa Madama a Monk - Girl & Boy - a [deleted: First] sketch [P91D] 30 25 43 -- Ruins at Villa Madama (same subject) Finisht was E. Knight's and Desenfan's 32 1/2 24 1/2 44 -- View on Thames. Villa in a Grove --------------- } Figures bathing ^a finished picture\ - was Jer Meyer's RA} 36 23 1/2 [P89] *44 -- View near London - St Paul's & the River ----------------- 38 1/4 23 3/4 [British School View of London from Highgate, English Heritage, Kenwood (88029073)] *45 -- a Sketch of Nemi Lake & Figures by a Square Rock ----- 36 - 28 45 -- View in Wales - Woman Boy & Dog -- } 36 - 28 & a Boy fishing in a Sun Rise ----Fine ---} 46 -- Villa in a Wood by a River. Urn Front[?] Ground 37 - 25 47 -- Ruins on a Lake by the side ^painted in 1739\ of a - } Grove - Women & Children (was E. Penny's) } [P92A] 39 1/2 30 1/2 48 -- Ruins of Maecenas's Villa at Tivoli } 42 1/2 30 Women getting Water (was F. Mackley's) } highly finished (R W's friend intimate) [P71C] 49 -- a Storm. Monks in devotion on high } Rock. 3 Figures on Bank ------------ } 48 39 50 -- Sibylls Temple Tivoli & Este's Villa } with the Campagna ^Man & Woman\ & Greyhounds} [P142C] 50 40 51 -- Rome from Ponte Mola. ^{ Blackheath }\ {was Mr Hulses.} 54 39 {painted for him} [P64A] 52 -- Lake Albano ---------------- ( --------do.-----) [P118B] 58 1/2 37 1/2 53 -- Wilton (Lord Pembroke's) unfinisht -------------------- [P76A] 56 3/4 39 *-2 *26 *** 34 *34 *31 *45 *11 *44 *16 *36 **34 ***34 *30 *22 [Page 3] ***34. Ruins at Britton Ferry. ^or Neath Abby - \ Glamorganshire -- 26 - 25 a portrait of R. Wilson by Mengs at Rome in 1752 - engraved - I have a print given me by W. Hodges. R A. a bad copy has been made from it affixt to a sketch of R Wilson's Life by W H - see Europ: Mag. June 1790 - --------------- a d. of Wilson by his old Friend Penny - --------------- [Page 4] [Blank] ---------------
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