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View of Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
Samuel Middiman (1750-1831) after Wilson
View of Rome
Etching and engraving
332 x 377 mm
13 1/16 x 14 13/16 in.
Landscape with the city of Rome in the background and St Peter's to the left, seen from a between groups of trees on a verdant hillside above. A man is driving livestock down a path to the left. A second man is sitting on a basket, talking to a woman and child, next to a remnant of ancient sculpture with a relief of a woman in profile.
Purchased from W.T. Searle, 1927
Scratched below the image:
[1] Upper left: Painted by R. Wilson'
[2] Upper right: 'Etched by S. Middiman'
[3] Inscribed lower left, pencil: 'First Proof'
D311 View of St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
P57 Rome: St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Tate, London
P57A St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The final state was plate 3 with an account on the facing page of The British Gallery of Engravings, by the Revd Edward Forster, published by William Miller, 50 Albemarle Street, London, 1807
Scratched-letter state