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Study of an antique Altar
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of an antique Altar
c.1752-56 (undated)
Faintly drawn with black chalk heightened with white, on grey paper
238 x 183 mm
9 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.
DYCE.661
D167
Study of an antique stone altar with Latin inscriptions
Bequeathed by the Revd Alexander Dyce 1869
[1] Inscribed on two sides of the altar: 'GENIO HUIC DEO / SACRUM' [Sacred to the Spirit of this God]'
[2] Inscribed in graphite in Wilson's hand upper right: 'Villa Madama'
E23 Earlom after Wilson, Meleager and Atalanta, 1771, The British Museum (2006,U.403) and other impressions
E46 Woollett and Pouncy after Wilson, Meleager and Atalanta, 1779, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven (B1977.14.14568) and other impressions
E55 Woollett and Pouncy after Wilson, Meleager and Atalanta, 1794, Royal Academy of Arts, London (PL006185) and other impressions
P163 Meleager and Atlanta, Tate, London
This is a study of the altar appearing in P163 Meleager and Atlanta, Tate, London, and dependent prints
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