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View of Rome with the Basilica of Constantine
The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
View of Rome with the Basilica of Constantine
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk, freehand and ruled, on grey laid paper inlaid into modern cream paper
259 x 396 mm
10 3/16 x 15 9/16 in.
Manchester 1925 (8)
Paul Sandby, sold Christie's 2-4 May 1811; William Esdaile; Richard Johnson; Dr J. Percy; with Frederick Meatyard n.d.; bt Sir Robert Clermont Witt; Witt Bequest 1952
Inscribed in pen and iron gall ink lower left: WE
[1] Recto, lower left: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
[2] Recto, lower left: William Esdaile (Lugt 2617)
[3] Recto, lower centre of mount: R. Johnson - R.J. in Gothic script within belt inscribed VIRTUS PATIENTIA VERITAS (Lugt 2216)
[4] Verso, lower right: Sir Robert Witt
Inscribed by William Esdaile in pen and iron gall ink:
[1] Lower left: 'P Sandbys sale 1811 WE [in monogram] N 630'
[2] Lower centre: 'The Temple of Peace - - Wilson'
Some discolouration lower right. Sheet unevenly trimmed on all sides.