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View from the Capitol
Tate, London 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
View from the Capitol
c.1752 (undated)
Graphite and black chalk with white highlights on pink prepared paper
196 x 269 mm
7 11/16 x 10 9/16 in.
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Unsigned; no inscription
Wilson began by applying a chalky, pink wash to the paper. He then worked over the surface with black chalk, using quite light pressure. A similar technique is used in D122 The Aqueduct of Nero, Tate, London.
D122 The Aqueduct of Nero, Tate, London
Roughly cut round all four edges