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Villa of Maecenas, Tivoli
Tate, London 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Villa of Maecenas, Tivoli
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk and graphite with white highlights on blue-grey laid paper
226 x 347
8 7/8 x 13 5/8 in.
T09285
D260
The view is across the gorge of the River Aniene at Tivoli, showing the lower cascades in the middle distance and above them, the ruins of the so-called Villa of Maecenas or Temple of Hercules, with the town buildings to the left. In the right foreground stand two figures by the water's edge.
London, Cardiff and New Haven 1982-83 (36)
A.P. Oppé; purchased as part of the Oppé collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Hertitage Lottery Fund 1996
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Centre in old brown ink: Macanas's [sic] Villa |
Richard Wilson
[2] Centre left in old pencil: Maecenas's Villa |
Rd Wilson
[3] Left centre, old brown ink: Marianne Ford
[4] Lower right, pencil: 2193
[5] Lower right, pencil: E2189 [encircled and crossed out with one diagonal line]
[6] Lower right, pencil: (1)
E72/7 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, The Villa of Maecenas, The British Museum
E77 J. Le Keux after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa at Tivoli, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
E79/2 Robert Brandard after Wilson, Maecenas' Villa at Tivoli, The British Museum
P71 Distant View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli, Tate, London
P71A Distant View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli, Private Collection, England
P71B Distant View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
P71C Distant View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli (Tivoli, Villa of Maecenas), Private Collection, England
P71D Distant View of Maecenas' Villa, Tivoli, Lady Lever Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool
2193
WGC pp. 226-27, pl. 118a; Solkin 1982, p. 163
In good condition, with very little staining.
13/09/2017