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Baths of Dioclesian (from Twelve Original Views in Italy)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
James Gandon (1742-1823) after Wilson
Baths of Dioclesian (from Twelve Original Views in Italy)
Published 29 January 1776
Etching
Spine: 254 mm; sheet: 248 x 343 mm; plate: 184 x 257 mm
Spine: 10 in.; sheet: 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.; plate: 7 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.
B1977.14.21011(c)
E34
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 1977
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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Object ID: 49690
Booth Notes Doc. 7; Edwards 1808, p. 88; T.J. Mulvany, The Life of James Gandon, Esq. 1846, facsimile reprint ed. M. Craig, 1969, pp. 191-92
Bound with eleven other 'original views' in an old leather binding with 'Views of Rome' imprinted on the spine but lacking a title page. Spine of the binding: 254 mm (10 in.)