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On the River Tiber, near Rome.
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
On the River Tiber, near Rome.
Published 1822
Etching on chine collé
180 x 229 mm
7 1/16 x 9 in.
1854,0708.78
E72/21
Two women are seen on the high bank of the Tiber in the foreground at the right, a cow stands in the water drinking at the centre and a boat is seen behind. There is a road meandering through trees at a higher level to the left and buildings stand at intervals on the opposite bank.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford F1.6 by F1.3'; production details and publication line: 'R. Wilson. RA pt.' 'Etched by T. Hastings | publd. in London 1822'
Page numbered lower right: 22
E36 James Gandon after Wilson, Twelve Etchings of Views in Italy - Banks of the Tiber, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven and other impressions
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.
PRA324430
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 221 under pl. 113a; 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