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Tree Study III
Tate, London 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Tree Study III
c.1750-56 (undated)
Graphite on white laid paper inlaid on cream mount
155 x 128 mm
6 1/8 x 5 in.
Study of a tree, perhaps a stone pine, in full foliage extending from lower right to cover the whole of the paper.
Adolf Paul Oppé (1878-1957); his son, Denys Oppé; purchased by Tate as part of the Oppe Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Unsigned; no inscription
D10 Tree Study I, Tate, London (T09307)
D11 Tree Study II Tate, London (T09310)
D14 Tree Study V , Tate London (T09309)
D13 Tree Study IV, Tate, London (T09311)
D388 Tree Study The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
Part of a set of tree studies by Wilson in the Oppé Collection. Although undated this is likely to come from the beginning of Wilson's career as a serious landscapist and was probably made during his Italian years.
The appearance is smudgy at three corners