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Brettingham Account Book
Brettingham Account Book
John Kenworthy-Browne
'Matthew Brettingham's Rome Account Book 1747-1754'
Walpole Society
London, UK
1983
Primary published
Vol. 49, 1983, pp. 37-132. The original is in the library of Holkham Hall, Norfolk (MSS.744). It was first described by C.W. James in Chief Justice Coke, his Family and Descendants at Holkham (1929). There it was stated that paintings by Wilson were bought by Brettingham for Lord Leicester. However, the Account Book was part of Matthew Brettingham's personal property and there is little reason to assume that the paintings were intended for Holkham. The majority of the entries pertain to Brettingham's activities as a dealer especially in sculpture; but landscapes by Wilson are mentioned on pp. 32, 42, 45, 66, 70 and 84. He has a useful entry in the index, p. 123.
Sections relevant to Wilson: P. 32: Saturday Oct: ye 14 1752 Sent off a Case of Pictures - [ ... ] Contains, 2 Landskapes of Mr Wilson [...] write that ye duty be not put on Mr Wilson, as Studies - P. 42: Paid Mr Wilson for his two Landskapes of Ponz Rimini and ye Sources of ye Clitum =nus 8 Zechini each 032 80 [Versions of P82 & P65] [ ... ] Paid Mr Wilson for 2 Landscape of Tivoli 32 80 The Frames 3 Gilding 4 60 P. 45: 1753 [?] Carriage of detto Busto sold to Lord Dartmouth to Wilsons 25 2 Cases and Casing 04 43 Porta da Mr. Wilson dietro 00 "15 Porta a Ripa grande 00 " 80 Licenza all Officio 00 " 9 Regalo al Antiquario in un Cassa di Vino 3 07 1/2 Porto a Liborno 02 05 Visita dal Antiquario a Ripa 1 "05 Gabello 45 Sigillo 0 13 --------------------- 12 [47 1/2] P. 66: 1753 October 22 Consigned to Moretto ye Carrier of Civita Vecchia to be diliverd to Consul Saverio Gillij, these, two Cases Imbaled containing [ ... ] No 2 Contains 2 Landscapes of Mr Wilson's views of Tivoli [ ... ] Directed to be left with Captain Wright of Leghorn and a Parchment inscription directing them to be carried to ye Earl of Leicester house in Great Russel Street P. 70: Estimate and Cost of ye two Boxes of Pictures Consignd to Captain Wright shipd aboard Captain Maugra a Holy Family by Conca 40 Wilson two Views of Tivoli 40 [ ... ] P. 84: [April 1754] Contents of ye 2 Boxs of Pictures Markd [deleted: MB] G:S: Imbald and Nod No 1 [ ... ] 2 Wilson two heads 1 Wilsons portrait [ ... ] No 2 [deleted: MB] G:S: 1 Landskip by Mr Wilson
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