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Grove and sunlit Landscape
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Ascribed to Wilson
Grove and sunlit Landscape
Oil on canvas
31 x 42 cm
12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
To the left, buildings are seen through trees, with more buildings on a hill in the distance. To the right a man is riding a horse through a dark avenue.
Grosvenor Gallery 1888 (338 - Sunlit Plain 13 x 16 in., lent Sir Clare F. Ford); Brighton 1920 (7 - Landscape); Exeter 1946 (70 Landscape)
Benjamin Booth; Revd. R.S. Booth, thence by descent
Unsigned, no inscription
[1] In centre of upper horizontal stretcher bar an indecipherable red wax seal
[2] In centre of lower horizontal stretcher bar an indecipherable red wax sea.l
E72/19 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Untitled (Grove and sunlit Landscape), The British Museum (1854,0708.76) and other impressions
Despite the Booth provenance and the Hastings etching this seems a doubtful picture. The background and sky are more convincing as being by Wilson than the foreground, trees and avenue. There the facture seems untypically minute and clumsily managed. In the upper centre of the tree at the centre left are patches of undifferentiated green and there are more all down the right side of the right-hand tree. In contrast to these generalised trees the buildings in the distance are more differentiated.
Booth Notes, Doc. 9 (*11); Hastings 1825; WGC, pp. 94, 124, 200, pl. 80a; Walpole Society 1998-I p. 17, BB27