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Landscape with Cypresses
The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Landscape with Cypresses
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk with white highlights on grey laid paper
223 x 194 mm
8 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.
D.1952.RW.1575
D381
Along low building stands in a central clearing among cypresses or poplars and other trees. Before it are two figures, one sitting and one standing.
London 1925 (85 - Trees and House); Manchester 1925 (10); San Francisco 1933 (90); Oxford Art Club 1937 (60); London, Victoria & Albert Museum 1943; Courtauld Institute Galleries 1965, English Landscape Drawings from the Witt Collection
William Lock; William Esdaile; Sir Robert Witt; Witt Bequest 1952
Unsigned; inscribed in black ink, lower right corner: WE
[1] Recto lower right corner: William Esdaile (Lugt 2617)
[2] Verso lower right: Sir Robert Witt
[1] Black ink lower centre: 1821 WE [monogram] Lock's sale N126 P129 - - Wilson
[2] Faint pencil lower right: 1695
Witt Collection 1575
Antique Collector, May 1936, repr.