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A Bridge
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Bridge
c.1753-54 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper
140 x 202 mm
5 1/2 x 8 in.
Private Collection, England
RF85
D236
An old stone bridge is shown with two arches, the right one in deep shadow. Two small, hunched figures are crossing it from left to right and two other figures are fishing in the left foreground.
Exeter 1946 (48)
William Lock; his sale, Sotheby's 3 May 1821; Marianne Ford; thence by descent
Unsigned; no inscription
Robin Simon has identified the site as the Fosso della Cecchina beneath the bridge on the via Nomentana that leads to the Ponte Nomentano. These arches also appear at the left of D316 The Via Nomentana Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven.
D316 The Via Nomentana Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 72, RF85