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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings (front cover)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings (front cover)
1754
Vellum
281 x 210 mm
11 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.
B1977.14.359 front cover
D280
Book bound in vellum containing 31 pages of blue laid paper with drawings by Wilson and Thomas Jones
New Haven, English Landscape, 1977 (15); New Haven 1981 (90); London, Cardiff and New Haven, 1982-83 (39); New Haven 2001 (106)
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Unsigned; no inscription
Only two sketchbooks by Wilson have survived - the present one (D280-D280/33) and D53-D53/81 Studies and Designs by R. Wilson done in Rome in the Year MDCCLII, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (E.3586-1922). The drawings in the present sketchbook are all by Wilson except for D280/24 p. 24(v) where there is a study of Durham Yard by William Hodges.
Object ID: 6363
Constable 1954, p. 143; Sutton & Clements 1968; Solkin 1982, pp. 164-65
09/09/2016