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The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianæ
The Trustees of the British Museum
Joseph Wood after Wilson
The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianæ
Published 1764
Etching and engraving
494 x 440 mm
19 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.
1866,1114.499
E13
Landscape with Diana expelling Callisto, having learned that she is pregnant, on the bank of a lake in the foreground, where two other nymphs comfort her. Trees frame the scene and there is a town on the distant mountainside under an extensive sky.
E82 Louis Marvy after Wilson, Lake Nemi or Speculum Dianæ, The British Museum (in reverse)
P127A The Lake of Nemi, with Diana and Callisto, Trustees of Jane, Lucy and Charles Hoare, The National Trust, Strourhead
Thiis print was based on P127A The Lake of Nemi, with Diana and Callisto, Trustees of Jane, Lucy and Charles Hoare, on loan to the National Trust, Stourhead. As stated in the inscription the painting belonged to Wilson's patron, Henry Hoare. Originally announced in a newspaper advertisement in October 1758, the print was finally published by John Boydell in 1764 as a pendant to Wood's engraving The Gipsies after Gainsborough.
Booth Notes Doc. 6; Booth Notes Doc. 7; Edwards 1808, p. 88; WGC, p. 165; Clayton 1997, p. 188; Wilson and Europe 2014, p. 279