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View at Ariccia, near Albano
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
View at Ariccia, near Albano
c.1753 (undated)
Black and white chalk on faded blue paper, laid down on cream laid paper
252 x 327 mm
9 15/16 x 12 7/8 in.
The Chigi Palace may perhaps be discerned in the background behind the trees. To the right is a watchtower and before it a shepherd and his flock.
Paul Sandby; William Esdaile; Sir Edward Marsh; bequeathed through the National Art Collections Fund, 1953
Unsigned, no inscription
[1] Lower left corner.: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112 )
[2] Lower right corner: William Esdaile (Lugt 2617)
Located between the lakes of Nemi and Albano on the Via Appia Nuova, southeast of Rome, Ariccia was celebrated for its groves, thought to have been the hunting-grounds of the goddess Diana. The area had been a haunt of Wilson's admired Roman predecessor, Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675).
D261 Ariccia, Tate, London
D282 A Church at Ariccia, Private Collection, England
D326 Ariccia near Rome, The British Museum (1881,0212.24)
D335 La Riccia (Ariccia), The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California