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Trinità dei Monti, Rome
The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Trinità dei Monti, Rome
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk on beige prepared paper mounted on an old lined mount
194 x 206 mm
7 5/8 x 8 1/8 in.
A view in Rome near the Church of Sta Trinità dei Monti, taken from a considerable height towards a partially collapsed building with scaffolding and workmen
London, Courtauld Institute Galleries, May-June 1977 (3)
Brinsley Ford; Squire; Sir Robert Clermont Witt; Witt Bequest 1952
Inscribed by the artist in black chalk along the lower edge: Trinita dei Monti at Rome
Inscribed in pencil on the beige card mount recto lower left:
[1] 4832
[2] Richard Wilson / Ford Collection
Probably the view from Wilson's lodgings near the Piazza di Spagna below the church of Sta Trinità dei Monti. The church itself appears in the distance in D99 On the Outskirts of Rome, The British Museum
The inscription along the bottom of the drawing appears to be in Wilson's hand
Some spotting especially lower left and lower right corners