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View in the Strada Nomentana in Italy
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
View in the Strada Nomentana in Italy
Published August 1822
Etching on chine collé
183 x 230 mm
7 1/4 x 9 in.
1854,0708.80
E72/23
Landscape, with three figures and two dogs on the bank of a small lake in the foreground. A ruined tower stands behind a large boulder and trees are seen behind a wooden fence nearby at the right
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford 1F.9I by 1F.5I'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson. R.A' 'Etched by T. Hastings and publd. in London Augt. 1822.'
Page numbered lower right: 21
E39 Joseph Farington after Wilson, Twelve Etchings of Views in Italy - In the Strada Nomentana, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven (B1977.14.21011(h)) and other impressions
P105 Strada Nomentana - II Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, BORGM 02383 (Lady Ford's painting)
P105A Ascribed to Wilson, Strada Nomentana - II (View on the Strada Nomentana) (Classical Landscape, Strada Nomentana), National Museum Wales, Cardiff
P105B Strada Nomentana - II (View on the Strada Nomentana), Magdalen College, Oxford
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.
PRA324448
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 210 under pl. 96b; 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