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Riverside Scene with Figures, Hexagonal Building Left and Horse-drawn Wagon crossing Bridge at Right
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Riverside Scene with Figures, Hexagonal Building Left and Horse-drawn Wagon crossing Bridge at Right
c.1750-51 (undated)
Graphite and black chalk with black ink on medium, moderately textured, blued-white laid paper
237 x 356 mm
9 5/16 x 14 in.
B1977.14.6063
D16
Giopes sale 10 April 1794 [...] Captain R. Ford; sold Christie's 17 June 1929 (3) bt Lowinsky (14 guineas); T.E. Lowinsky [Lugt 2420a]; Justin Lowinsky; bt Paul Mellon, February 1963; acquired by Yale Center for British Art, 1977
Unsigned; no inscription
Recto lower left corner: Capital T on part of oval
[1] Top, pencil: 4=0 1-6
[2] Pencil: L78 68
[3] Old pencil: No 2
Very beautifully and sensitively drawn. There are signs of pencil lines all round the image, suggesting that it may have been intended as a presentation drawing.
Object ID: 15149
Vertical fold down the centre