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Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome
Published 1824
Etching on chine collé
210 x 170 mm
8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.
1854,0708.92
E72/35
A view of part of an overgrown amphitheatre, with two men contemplating it through an arch in the right foreground, and hills in the left background
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford 2F 11 I. by F2 .5.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson.' 'Etched by T. Hastings. | 1824.'
Page numbered lower right: 35
D205 Colosseum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
D232 A Ruined Arch, Private Collection, England
Amphitheatre at Rome, location unknown (formerly A. Ford collection, Cornwall); exh. London 1925 (28)
From a series of forty etchings after paintings by Richard Wilson and additional title page, bound in a volume in red tooled leather with gold decorative border, lettered on the spine with 'Wilson's | Etchings | by | Hastings'; the title page lettered in black and red: 'Etchings, | from the Works | of | [ facsimile of signature below portrait] Ric. Wilson | with Some Memoirs of his Life, &c. | by Thomas Hastings, Esq. | Collector of His Majesty's Customs. | "Non Ductus Officio Sed Amore Operis." Quintillian. | Published by Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside, London. | Johnson, Typ. Apollo Press, 1825. Brook Street, Holborn'; containing twenty pages of Introductory and Concluding Remarks by the etcher, including descriptions of Richard Wilson's original paintings.
PRA324728
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 237 under pl. 143b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
09/12/2015