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Temple of Romulus and Remus (from Twelve Original Views in Italy)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
James Gandon (1742-1823) after Wilson
Temple of Romulus and Remus (from Twelve Original Views in Italy)
Published 29 January 1776
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.
View of a village with a round temple surrounded by bushes in the centre, a tall building with a pulley outside to the right and figures beside a pile of masonry in the foreground.
Acquired 1977
Lettered below the image with title and production detail: 'R. Wilson del.', 'Jas. Gandon sc.'
[1] Francis Towne (1739-1816): The Temple of Romulus, watercolour, 1781, The British Museum (Nn,1.21)
A plate from Twelve Original Views in Italy, published in 1776 by John Boydell as a compilation of etchings by different printmakers, produced over a number of years, after Wilson's drawings or paintings.
Object ID: 49690
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.)