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A Storm with a Man under a Tree
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Ascribed to Wilson
A Storm with a Man under a Tree
c.1775 (undated)
Oil on canvas
38 x 54 cm
14 15/16 x 21 1/4 in.
Private Collection, England
Brighton 1920 (36 - Landscape); Bangor 1925 (74) Landscape in the Campagna; London 1925 (22 - Italian Landscape); Manchester 1925 (18 - Italian Landscape); Exeter 1946 (60 - Landscape. River winding through a Valley); Birmingham 1948-49 (26); London 1949 (25); London 1968 (22); Conwy 2009 (26); Weston 2011 (28); Gainsborough House 2014 (unnumbered)
Benjamin Booth; Revd R.S. Booth; Lady Ford; Richard Ford; Sir Francis Clare Ford; John G. Ford; Sir Brinsley Ford; thence by descent
Unsigned; no inscription
Booth suggested the location as Wales but it has also been seen as the Roman Campagna. However, the tree at the right, perhaps intended as an oak, is rather more British than Italian in appearance.
Pendant: William Hodges: Northop, Flint, Private Collection, England
A late work but the dating can only be tentative and the authorship has been questioned, with William Hodges proposed rather than Wilson.
Booth Notes Doc. 9 (19); WGC, pp. 92, 232, pl. 132b; Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 18, BB32; Lord 2009 (26); Williams 2011, pp. 38-39, repr.