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On the Tiber
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
On the Tiber
1823
Etching on chine collé
158 x 209 mm
6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.
1854,0708.86
E72/29
A seated and a walking man are seen on a high riverbank at the centre foreground. To the left below two figures appear in a boat. On the right a tower crowns a tall promontory with two arches at its base. Other buildings are silhouetted on the opposite bank of the river and beyond are distant hills.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford | 17 Inches by 13 1/4 Inches'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson.' 'Etched by T. Hastings 1823'
Page numbered lower right: 29
D344 Banks of the Tiber, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
P103 On the Tiber, Private Collection, England
From a series of forty etchings after paintings by Richard Wilson and additional title page, bound in a volume in red tooled leather with gold decorative border, lettered on the spine with 'Wilson's | Etchings | by | Hastings'; the title page lettered in black and red: 'Etchings, | from the Works | of | [ facsimile of signature below portrait] Ric. Wilson | with Some Memoirs of his Life, &c. | by Thomas Hastings, Esq. | Collector of His Majesty's Customs. | "Non Ductus Officio Sed Amore Operis." Quintillian. | Published by Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside, London. | Johnson, Typ. Apollo Press, 1825. Brook Street, Holborn'; containing twenty pages of Introductory and Concluding Remarks by the etcher, including descriptions of Richard Wilson's original paintings.
PRA324502
Hastings 1825; WGC p. 222 under pl. 114b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
George Willis was an antiquarian book dealer, who occasionally published books and prints. His firm was active from 1832-1856 and sold many prints to the British Museum. In 1856 it merged with Thomas Sotheran to become Willis & Sotheran.
09/12/2015