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The Vatican and Environs (Distant View of St Peter's Rome)
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Vatican and Environs (Distant View of St Peter's Rome)
c.1754 (undated)
Black chalk and stump heightened with white on grey paper
305 x 528 mm
12 x 20 3/4 in.
Location Unknown
D298
London, Royal Academy 1953, Drawings by Old Masters, (456 - Distant View of St Peter's, Rome); London 1968 (646)
Christie's London, 4 March 1935 (15), bt Colnaghi (12 guineas); Sir Bruce Ingram (d.1963); present location unknown
Inscribed lower centre: The Vatican and Environs
D204 View of St Peter's from the Palace of the Caesars, with the Circus Maximus below, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Leonora Gurley Memorial Collection
D311 View of St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
E59 Samuel Middiman after Wilson, View of Rome, The British Museum
E59A Samuel Middiman after Wilson, View of Rome, The British Museum
E59B Samuel Middiman after Wilson, View of Rome, The British Museum
P57 Rome: St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Tate, London
P57A St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
An unfinished study made on the spot though more worked up than D204
Ford 1951, p. 61, no. 61; Herrmann 1973, p. 53, pl. 44A; Galassi 1991, pp. 20-21, pl. 14
09/11/2017