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View of Lareci near Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
View of Lareci near Rome
Published July 1821
Etching on chine collé
145 x 233 mm
5 11/16 x 9 3/16 in.
1854,0708.68
E72/11
Three figures are seated near the entrance to a cave at the right; a road leads past a milestone through trees to a church in the far left background
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title and above: 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson. RA' ' Etched by T. Hastings | published July 1821'
D282 A Church at Ariccia, Private Collection, England
D282A Landscape near Rome, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
D326 Ariccia near Rome, The British Museum (1881,0212.24)
P46 Ariccia - I, Tate, London and other versions
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.
PPA324305
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 193 under pl. 67b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
George Willis was an antiquarian book dealer, who occasionally published books and prints. His firm was active from 1832-1856 and sold many prints to the British Museum. In 1856 it merged with Thomas Sotheran to become Willis & Sotheran.
09/12/2015