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Lake Scene
Photograph by Matthew Hollow
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Lake Scene
Black chalk on grey laid paper laid down on cream laid paper
200 [irregular] x 375 mm
7 7/8 [irregular] x 14 3/4 in.
Private Collection, England
View of a lake with figures on a steep hill in the foreground
Benjamin Booth; his son, the Revd S. Booth; his sisters, Elizabeth Booth and Marianne Booth, later Lady Ford; thence by descent
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Benjamin Booth [?] in black ink, centre: Wilson -
[2] Lady Ford, lower left in black ink: Marianne Ford
[3] A later hand in pencil, inverted, lower right: Not in Brighton | Catalogue
E72/30 Hastings after Wilson, View of Lake Nemi, The British Museum and other impressions
P101 The Head of Lake Nemi, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg and other versions
This fragment is one of three ruined black chalk drawings summarily catalogued by Luke Herrmann in Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 73, RF105, RF 106 & RF107 - all 'certainly the remains of the work of Richard Wilson' but unmounted, torn or badly rubbed. The subject appears to be Lake Nemi (see Related Paintings).
Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 73, RF105
Unmounted but laid down on cream paper. Torn and rubbed in places. Prominent brown staining upper left and mid-right; brown spotting in other areas.