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Baths of Dioclesian (from Twelve Original Views in Italy)
Royal Academy of Arts, London
James Gandon (1742-1823) after Wilson
Baths of Dioclesian (from Twelve Original Views in Italy)
Published 29 January 1776
Etching
154 x 224 mm
6 1/16 x 8 13/16 in.
05/4501
E34A
A broad open space, flanked by buildings on either side including the ruins of the Baths, with another building at the far end. In the right foreground a woman and boy talk to a beggar leaning against a post. Further away there are two groups of two figures and a man with a staff near fragments of a fallen column. Other figures can be seen near a wall on the right. Light from the left casts a shadow over most of the foreground.
Acquired by 1802
Lettered below the image:
[1] Lower left: R. Wilson del.
[2] Lower right: Jas. Gandon sc.
[3] Lower centre: BATH'S of DIOCLESIAN. [sic]
D106 Baths of Diocletian, British Museum, London
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PL003842
Edwards 1808, p. 88; T.J. Mulvany, The Life of James Gandon, Esq. 1846, facsimile reprint ed. M. Craig, 1969, pp. 191-92
Bound in a 19th century volume with Charles Hullmandel's lithographic 24 Views of Italy, 1818
Some discoloured spotting