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Lake Avernus (A View in Italy)
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
James Roberts (1725-1799) after Wilson
Lake Avernus (A View in Italy)
Undated
Etching on white laid paper
232 x 282 mm
9 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.
17.157
E16A
Landscape with two figures conversing with a monk on the shore of a lake in the foreground beside an open antique coffin. A third man is seen pulling a net out of the water to the left. There is a fishing boat beyond, with ruins in the centre across the water, a castle on the hill in the background and a tree framing the scene on the left.
Unlettered
[1] Lower right, pencil: NMWA 5988
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P122 Lake Avernus - I, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool
P122A Ascribed to Wilson, Lake Avernus - I, York Art Gallery
P122C Lake Avernus - I, Private Collection, Wales
P122D Lake Avernus - I, Galerie Hans, Hamburg
P122E Lake Avernus - I , Magdalen College, Oxford
P122F Lake Avernus - I , Private Collection
P122H Lake Avernus - I, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Perhaps an abandoned trial impression of a first idea. Unlike E16 the composition is in the same orientation as P122 and the other painted versions.
Edwards 1808, p. 88
Unfinished, e.g. the face of the monk in the centre. Flattened vertical fold about 2 3/4 in. from the right. Needs surface clean.