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A Roman Aqueduct
National Galleries of Scotland / Photography by Antonia Reeve
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Roman Aqueduct
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black and white chalk and wash on brown paper, laid down
233 x 365 mm
9 3/16 x 14 3/8 in.
D 4664
London 1916 (62); London 1925
Herbert Horne (1864-1916); Sir Edward Marsh (1872-1953); presented through the National Art Collections Fund, 1953, from the collection of Sir Edward Marsh
Unsigned; no inscription
This is a very freely worked compositional study. In the 1916 Burlington Fine Arts Club catalogue, it was noted that the old mount bore a signature: R. Wilson, and that D 4664 could be compared with several Italian studies in the Dyce collection at South Kensington, in which similar tinted paper was employed. Such works include D361A Landscape: Road winding past Ruins of a Castle (DYCE.645).
Binyon 1916, p. 29; M.T. Ritchie, English Drawings: An Anthology, 1935, pl. 15; Baker 2011, p. 414
Foxed at the edges