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Villa Emelia
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Villa Emelia
Published September 1820
Etching on chine collé
143 x 208 mm
5 5/8 x 8 3/16 in.
1881,0312.24
E72/4A
Part of a two-storey house can be seen at the left, with a figure standing on the outside staircase. Other figures are seated under a conifer tree and near fragments from a classical building in the foreground on the right. There is a wall at the right and buildings amongst the trees beyond.
Donated by John Deffett Francis, 1881
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford of Gloucester Place.', production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson, | Etched by T. Hastings. 1820.'
D280/20 Italian Sketchbook - Drawings, pp. 20(v) and 21(r), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
P117 Villa Emiliana near Rome, Private Collection, England
P117A Villa Emiliana near Rome, Private Collection, Scotland
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: No1 | Proofs - India | 5s' and signed below: 'J. Deffett Francis.' See also E72/1A On Hounslow Heath, E72/2A Near Rome, E72/3A Lake of Albano .
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 199 under pl. 76b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
09/12/2015