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Study of a House and Loggia
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of a House and Loggia
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk, on blue-green paper
125 x 195 mm
4 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.
An Italian house appears obliquely on the left, fronted by a loggia which overlooks a garden screened by a wall
Given by John Deffett Francis, February 1881
Faint partly legible inscription in black chalk, upper right: 'Villa di Terni' [?]
Terni is a city in the south of Umbria set in the plain of the Nera river. It is 104 kilometres (65 miles) north-east of Rome.
D61 The Cascade at Terni, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
Wilson originally visited Terni on his journey from Venice to Rome in the company of William Lock in 1751-52. At that time he drew the famous falls (D61) but the present drawing may have been made on a later visit.
Binyon 42(b)