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In the Villa Adriana
The Trustees of the British Museum
Michael 'Angelo' Rooker (1746-1801) after Wilson
In the Villa Adriana
Published 29 January 1776
Etching
253 x 180 mm
10 x 7 1/16 in.
1868,0612.1750
E42B
A house is depicted built on top of Roman brick arches with two figures in the centre foreground. There are goats beneath the arch and a figure on the balcony above, with washing hanging and a stream to the right.
Purchased from Brook [sic], 32 Princes Street, Norwich, 1868
Lettered below the image with title, production detail: 'R. Wilson del', 'M. Rooker sc' and publication line: 'Published Jan: 29. 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.'
The precise location has recently been identified by Jonathan Yarker as the West Belvedere in the park of Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, with a farmhouse above built by Sebastiano Soliardi.
D170 The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
D170A Hadrian's Villa, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
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P138 The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Tate, London
P138A The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Private Collection, North America
P138B The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
P138C Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
P138E Studio of Wilson, The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Magdalen College, Oxford
NWP138F Ascribed to Wilson, The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Private Collection, England
P138G The West Belvedere, Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Private Collection, USA
P138HThe West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Old Westbury Gardens, New York
Thomas Girtin, In the Villa Adriana, watercolour,1794, The Britisih Museum (1878,1228.36.+)
Edwards 1808, p. 88; Wilson and Europe 2014, p. 324 - an impression
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