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Ariccia near Rome
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Ariccia near Rome
c.1754-56 (undated)
Graphite, matt black and white chalk on blue paper
311 x 538 mm
12 1/4 x 21 3/8 in.
PD.93-1992
D261A
The view shows part of the town, the Chigi Palace and Bernini's Church of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione
Sir Edward Marsh; Mrs Daphne Singer; Thomas Agnew & Son; bt 1992 by the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Gaskell Fund
Unsigned; no inscription
David Solkin has commented that although Wilson painted and drew several sites on the outskirts of Ariccia near Lake Albano, this is one of the few examples of his focusing on the town itself.
D261 Ariccia, Tate, London
D407 Ariccia from Lake Albano, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
[1] John Downman (1750-1824), Chigi Park near L'Ariccia, 1773-74, Tate, London (T10175)
[2] Francis Towne (1739-1816): Ariccia, 1781, The British Museum (Nn,3.14)
[3] William Pars (1742-1782): Palazzo Chigi, Ariccia, near Albano, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
[4] John 'Warwick' Smith (1749-1831): A View of Ariccia, near Albano, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
[5] John Robert Cozens (1752-1779): Ariccia, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

It is worthy of remark that Bernini's church of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione here is shown with the onion-shaped cupolas which were added to the twin bell-towers only in 1771.
Float-mounted but no marks verso. The paper has been folded vertically at the centre. The remains of a dark blue mount lining are visible lower right. Unfinished, apart from the architecture.
12/02/2020