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A Rocky Landscape
Private Collection / Photograph by Matthew Hollow
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Rocky Landscape
c.1751 (undated)
Black chalk
120 x 202 mm
4 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.
Private Collection, England
To the left a town stands on a high plateau. To the right below, a bridge is faintly indicated.
Exeter 1946 (46)
William Lock of Norbury; his sale, Sotheby's, London 3-7 May 1821; Marianne [?] Ford; thence by descent
Inscribed upper right: R.W.f.
Probably a rococo invention rather than a topographical view
D36 A Fisherman's Dwelling, Private Collection, England
Probably executed in Venice or shortly afterwards during Wilson's journey to Rome (1751-52). The paper bears the bottom half of an Italian 1747 watermark. The upper part of this watermark is found in the paper used for D36 A Fisherman's Dwelling.
W.A. Churchill, Watermarks in Paper in the XVII and XVIII Centuries, Amsterdam 1935, no. 262; Ford 1951 p. 52 under pl. 4; Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 69, RF62
Enclosed in a black chalk border.