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Near Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Near Rome
1820
Etching on chine collé
112 x 187 mm
4 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.
1881,0312.22
E72/2A
A landscape near Rome, with a couple standing on a riverbank at the centre foreground. There are an ancient altar and stone block nearby at the right with steep rocks and trees on the far bank and mountains in the distance to the left.
Donated by John Deffett Francis, 1881
Lettered below the image: 'The Original Painting is in the Possession of Lady Ford | NEAR ROME'; production details: 'R. Wilson pinxit | 1768. | T. Hastings fecit | 1820.
D172 A Roman Altar at Palestrina, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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P156 Near Rome, Private Collection, England
From a set of four etchings, sewn into white wrappers, sold by Colnaghi & Sons and published by Hurst, Robinson & Co.; one sheet with image cut and pasted onto the front wrapper, which is inscribed in pen and ink at the top: No 1 | Proofs - India | 5s' and signed below: 'J. Deffett Francis.' See also E72/1A On Hounslow Heath, E72/3A Lake of Albano, E72/4A Villa Emelia .
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 221 under pl. 111b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
04/12/2017