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A House at Chioggia
Private Collection, England / Photograph by Matthew Hollow
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A House at Chioggia
c.1751 (undated)
Black chalk
196 x 203 mm
7 11/16 x 8 in.
Private Collection, England
William Lock of Norbury; his sale, Sotheby's, London 3-7 May 1821; Marianne Ford; thence by descent
The town of Chioggia is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Venice. Wilson visited it on his journey from Venice to Rome in 1751.
This drawing represents the same subject as D23 A House at Chioggia, Private Collection, England. The present work however is more detailed but lacks a third figure in the left. Brinsley Ford suggested that it was done on the spot and that Wilson later made the second, more simplified version of it.
Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 69, RF60