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Pastoral Landscape
Private Collection, Washington D.C.
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Pastoral Landscape
1754-56 (undated)
Graphite, black chalk and stump on paper mounted on tan card
122 x 126 mm
4 13/16 x 5 in.
Private Collection, Washington D.C.
D411
Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784); Paul Sandby (c.1730-1809); [...] Private Collection New York; Stair Auctions, Hudson, New York, 3 September 2020 (312); Private Collection, Washington D.C.
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Lower left: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
[2] Lower centre: Nathaniel Hone (Lugt 2793)
The distant mountain may be a reminiscence of Vesuvius, but the scene is largely imaginary.
D243 Italian Landscape with two Figures in a Park , Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The drawing was one of a number in the collections of Wilson's artist-contemporaries, Nathaniel Hone and Paul Sandby, notably D243. 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 Lock.
Solkin 1982, p. 176
Image diameter: 114 mm; 4 1/2 in. Dimensions framed: 152 x 152 mm; 6 x 6 in. Some minor surface soiling and rubbing. Otherwise in good condition.