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Study of Buildings with a Church in the Distance (Tivoli)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of Buildings with a Church in the Distance (Tivoli)
c.1752-54 (undated)
Black chalk on grey-green paper, very slightly heightened with white
259 x 198 mm
10 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.
A study of buildings with a church in the distance and an artist seated painting under a parasol or umbrella on the left in the foreground. On the reverse, there is a sketch of a cascade at Tivoli.
Bequeathed by the Revd Alexander Dyce 1869
[1] Inscribed upper right in graphite in Wilson's hand: Tivoli
[2] Inscribed lower right in black ink: 657
No inscription but a full page drawing in black and white chalk of the falls and surrounding cliffs at Tivoli
DG 7
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce, London : South Kensington Museum, 1874, p. 97; Conisbee 1996, pp. 44-45, fig. 16
Probably Tivoli
Some faint foxing overall. An old flattened fold runs diagonally across from the upper left corner. Old repaired tears upper and lower left and upper right.