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Villa Negroni
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Villa Negroni
c.1753-54 (undated)
Black chalk on grey paper, heightened with white
191 x 184 mm
7 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.
Private Collection, England
RF76
D230
In the right foreground a group of figures is gathered beside a rustic hut. A path leads past them towards a clearing and a distant villa.
Exeter 1946 (14)
William Lock; his sale, Sotheby's 3 May 1821; Marianne Ford; thence by descent
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Inscribed in ink in an old hand (not Wilson's): Villa Negroni
In the late 16th century Pope Sixtus V (1521-1590), while still a cardinal, bought a large estate and villa in the northern part of Rome. In 1696 it was sold to Cardinal Giovanni Francesco Negroni and became known as Villa Negroni. It was demolished in the 19th century.
D149 A Wayside Hut,The British Museum
D404 Villa Negroni, Rome
[1] Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Villa Negroni, c.1794-97, graphite and wash on paper,
Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester (D1963.2)
A version is in the British Museum (D149 A Wayside Hut) and a drawing from a different viewpoint has recently emerged (D404). A drawing of the villa was sold at the Esdaile sale, Christie's 20 March 1838 (636).
Ford 1951, pp. 26, 43, 55, pl. 27; Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 71, RF 76