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On the Bay of Baiae - Italy
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
On the Bay of Baiae - Italy
Published October 1822
Etching on chine collé
176 x 226 mm
6 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.
1854,0708.81
E72/24
View from a rocky hill, with four women and a dog in the foreground at the left, a round tower and a house behind, and the Bay of Baiæ in the background on 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. - Length 22 Inches by 17 Inches in Breadth'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson _ RA' 'Etched by T. Hastings | and pubd. in London Oct: 1822.'
Page numbered lower right: 24
Richard Wilson, View in Italy (On the Bay of Baiae) 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.
PRA324454
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 196 under pl. 73b; 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