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Temple of Romulus and Remus
The Trustees of the British Museum
James Gandon (1742-1823) after Wilson
Temple of Romulus and Remus
Published 29 January 1776
Etching
175 x 260 mm
6 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.
1868,0612.1752
E37
View of a village with a round temple surrounded by bushes in the centre, a tall building with a pulley outside to the right and figures beside a pile of masonry in the foreground.
Purchased from Brook [sic], 32 Princes Street, Norwich, 1868
Lettered below the image with title, production detail: 'R. Wilson del.', 'Jas. Gandon sc.' and publication line: 'Published Jan: 29 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.'
[1] Francis Towne (1739-1816): The Temple of Romulus, watercolour, 1781, The British Museum (Nn,1.21)
A plate from Twelve Original Views in Italy, published in 1776 by John Boydell as a compilation of etchings by different printmakers, produced over a number of years, after Wilson's drawings or paintings.
Booth Notes Doc. 7; Edwards 1808, p. 88; T.J. Mulvany, The Life of James Gandon, Esq. 1846, facsimile reprint ed. M. Craig, 1969, pp. 191-92