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The Falls at Isola del Liri
Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Falls at Isola del Liri
c.1755 (undated)
Black chalk and stump on laid paper, laid down
267 x 405 mm
10 1/2 x 15 15/16 in.
View showing a large waterfall and bridge with figures crossing and a rocky riverbed below. To the left is an irregular castello with a classical porch, and below are domestic buildings. Three figures are working on a boat in the foreground.
London, Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, British Drawings and Watercolours, 2022 (5).
William Lock of Norbury; [...] Iolo Williams; Edward Croft-Murray (1907-1980); Sotheby's 10 July 1980 (137); [...] Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury 11 August 2021 (401); with Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, London; bt Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Donald Outerbridge & Robert M. Light Commemorative Drawing Purchase Fund, 2022
[1] Inscribed lower right on secondary support: A.22126
[2] Inscribed lower centre of secondary support, pencil: Waterfall
The view is very probably of the Cascata Grande, Isola del Liri, near Frosinine, south-east of Rome, with the Castello Buoncompagni on the left, overlooking the falls.
Robert Adam, The Falls of Liri, Sora, Italy, about June 1756, contained in the album The Travel Drawings of Robert and James Adam, vol. 1/243, Sir John Soane's Museum, London
Ford 1951, p. 33; WGC, p. 211, under pl. 98b
Line mounted laid down on paper, laid down on card.