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A Summer Evening River View ('On the Arno' - IV)
Private Collection / Photograph by owner
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Summer Evening River View ('On the Arno' - IV)
c.1780-82 (undated)
Oil on wood
18.9 x 24.2 cm
7 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.
Private Collection, London
The bend of a river is framed by a large tree on the right, with a peasant fishing in the foreground, his wife seated behind holding their baby. To their left further back is a small figure in a boat partly obscured by the bank, and beyond on the left is a towered building on high ground.
Belvoir Fine Arts, 2017; Private Collection, London
Unsigned; no inscription
E71/3 John Young after Wilson, A View on the Arno, The British Museum
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P98C is a much reduced late version of P98, painted on panel. This support was often used in Wilson's last pictures, when poverty prevented his acquisition of better materials.