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Italan Scene with Tower (Italian Scene with Castle)
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italan Scene with Tower (Italian Scene with Castle)
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk and stump heightened with white over graphite on grey paper laid down on pink wove paper
Object size: 244 x 203 mm; drawing: 168 x 127 mm
Object size: 9 5/8 x 8 in.; drawing: 6 5/8 x 5 in.
59.55.1464
D190
Nathaniel Hone; Gilbert Davis; P.& D. Colnaghi & Co., London; purchased by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 25 January 1959
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower centre: Nathaniel Hone (Lugt 2793)
[2] Lower right on secondary support: Gilbert Davis
[3] Lower right corner on secondary support, pencil in an old hand: [illegible words]
[1] Secondary support, lower right corner, pencil in an old hand: 8 / 1.1.0
[2] Secondary support, lower right corner, pencil in an old hand:[illegible]
On the evidence of the black integral lining the composition may perhaps have been worked up into a presentation drawing
Secondary support has torn corner upper right. The image is framed with a pencil or black chalk lining. Some brown staining overall.