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English Hillside with Fields and Buildings
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
English Hillside with Fields and Buildings
1770s (undated)
Graphite on white laid paper
119 x 193 mm
4 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.
WA1855.149
D376
View of a rising hillside, with a pattern of fields punctuated by numerous trees and hedges, together with buildings on the skyline and a settlement at the lower left
Birmingham 1948 (130); London 1949 (129); London, Cardiff and New Haven, 1982-83 (146)
Chambers Hall Gift, 1855
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower right corner: Chambers Hall (Lugt 551)
[2] Lower right corner: Oxford University Galleries (Lugt 2003)
In Chambers Hall's list of drawings, sent to Oxford on 27 March 1855, the drawing is described as a 'study from nature probably English'. With little evidence the location has been linked with the views of Moor Park, from where the proposed date of c. 1765 emerges. Solkiin, however, argues convincingly for a later dating in Wilson's last decade.
1907
Ford 1951, pp. 37, 62, no. 74; Brown 1982, pp. 668-69, no. 1907, pl. 554; Solkin 1982, p. 249
Once but no longer mounted with D66 Antique Ruins on the Sea Coast