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Landscape near Ancona
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Landscape near Ancona
1751 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper, softened by stump
183 x 264 mm
7 3/16 x 10.5/16 in.
A roadway can be seen passing from the foreground towards the coast, which is in the distance on the right. Two square buildings are above the well-wooded bank of the road, where two men are trudging up the hill. On the reverse, there is a careful study of a group of poplar or other tall trees.
Bequeathed by Revd Alexander Dyce, 1869
Inscribed in black ink, lower right: 644
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