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On the Tiber
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
On the Tiber
c.1760 (undated)
Oil on canvas
34.2 x 43.2 cm
13 7/16 x 17 in.
Private Collection, England
BB16
P103
A gentle landscape beneath a golden calm expanse of sky, articulated only by flocks of birds in flight. The scene is dominated by a square tower or belvedere set diagonally on a cliff top on the right. Below it a river plied by boats gently recedes diagonally into the distance and beyond it are other buildings, with mountains on the horizon. Two men on a bank in the foreground catch the light and add animation to the scene.
Brighton 1920 (16); Weston 2011 (15); Gainsborough House 2014 (unnumbered)
William Parsons; Benjamin Booth (no. 12 in Booth Notes Doc. 9 as Villa in Italy in Grove on the Tiber); The Revd R.S. Booth; Lady Ford; The Revd James Ford; Edmund Ford; Robert Ford; his daughter, Mrs Rogers; Lionel Rogers of Penrose; bequeathed 1961 to the niece of his wife, Joanna, Lady Ford
Signed with monogram lower right: RW
D344 Banks of the Tiber, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
E72/29 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, On the Tiber, The British Museum
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Booth Notes Doc. 9 (12); WGC, p. 222, pl. 114b version (I); Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 15, BB16; Williams 2011, p. 26
10/12/2020