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Italian Landscape with two Figures in a Park (Classical Landscape with a distant Mountain)
Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Landscape with two Figures in a Park (Classical Landscape with a distant Mountain)
c.1754-56 (undated)
Black chalk and stump on grey paper, heightened with white
125 x 127 mm
4 7/8 x 5 in.
RP-T-1959-163
D243
London, Cardiff and New Haven, 1982-83 (57)
Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784); Paul Sandby (c.1730-1809) [...] acquired 1959
[1] Lower centre: Nathaniel Hone the Elder (Lugt 2793)
[2] Lower left centre: Paul Sandby, (Lugt 2112)
The distant mountain may be a reminiscence of Vesuvius, but the scene is largely imaginary.
D242 Pastoral Landscape with a Tower, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
D411 Pastoral Landscape, Private Collection, Washington D.C.
The drawing was one of a number in the collections of Wilson's artist-contemporaries, Nathaniel Hone and Paul Sandby, notably D411. The sale of Wilson drawings owned by William Lock 'of Norbury' included twelve 'Small circular Landscapes, Views in the Environs of Rome, taken in the years 1754 and 1756' (Sotheby's, 3 May 1821 (386)), though this drawing is not known to have belonged to him.
Solkin 1982, p. 176
Image diameter: 105 mm (4 1/8 in.)