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Composition: Lake and Trees, with Ships
Tate, London 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Composition: Lake and Trees, with Ships
c.1754 (undated)
Pen and ink on buff paper laid down on card with washline borders
134 x 176 mm
5 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.
Before a calm sea and cloudy sky two boats are sailing from an island with trees on the left past a shore with trees and cliffs on the right. The nearer one is a sailing boat, almost becalmed, and the more distant a ferry with passengers and a cow.
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Signed in graphite, lower left corner: R.W.f.
[1] Old mount, lower centre, pen: SW 988
[1] Lower left corner in faint pencil: £1-1-0 [?]
Some disfiguring foxing overall