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Hodges 1790
Hodges 1790
William Hodges
'An Account of Richard Wilson, Esq., Landscape Painter, F.R.A.', European Magazine and London Review, 17 (June 1790), pp. 402-5
European Magazine and London Review
Primary published
Highlights from the text include the following: 'There are persons who object to Mr. Wilson's pictures not being sufficiently finished in the foregrounds; and it must be admitted, that to look very near them, they are not so highly finished as many Dutch works we see; but they at all times agree with the whole: That was his great wish and constant aim; when That was accomplished, he left his picture. He did not possess the phlegmatic industry to labour upon the down of a thistle.' [p. 405]