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Landscape with a Palace at the Summit of a Mountain
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Landscape with a Palace at the Summit of a Mountain
c.1752-54 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper prepared with distemper colour and laid down on modern cream paper
240 x 350 mm
9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.
A palace with a prominent turret appears at the summit of a mountain on the left, from which a cascade descends. There are three figures under a large umbrella or parasol - two Grand Tourists and a servant - admiring the scene in the foreground and three other figures may be seen in the middle distance.
Paul Sandby [...] bequeathed by the Revd Alexander Dyce 1869
Unsigned; inscribed in black ink lower right corner: 656
[1] Lower left corner: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
D292 View of Tivoli, Private Collection
Perhaps drawn at Tivoli
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce, London : South Kensington Museum, 1874