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Untitled (Grove and sunlit Landscape)
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Untitled (Grove and sunlit Landscape)
Published 1822
Etching on chine collé
194 x 246 mm
7 5/8 x 9 11/16 in.
Landscape with a lake in the middle distance to the left and buildings beyond. A man rides a horse along an avenue of trees in the foreground on the right.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image: 'The Original is in the Possession of Joseph Hawker Esqr from the Collection of Lady Ford.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson' 'Etched by T. Hastings | and publd. in London | 1822.'
P169 Ascribed to Wilson, Grove and sunlit Landscape, Private Collection, England 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.
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 200 under pl. 80a; 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.