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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings 5(v) and 6(r)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings 5(v) and 6(r)
1754
Graphite with white and black chalk on medium, rough, blued white wove paper
281 x 210 mm (each sheet)
11 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (each sheet)
B1977.14.359 v5 & r6
D280/5
Each sheet contains a drawing made on the spot of an individual tree. That on the right shelters five figures at its base
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Unsigned; no inscription
D280/28 Italian Sketchbook - Drawing 29(r)
Given the scale of the tree on the left hand sheet (5(v)), it is surprising to discern tiny figures at the base of that on the right (6(r)).
Object ID: 6363
Only two sketchbooks by Wilson have survived - the present one (D280-D280/33) and D53-D53/81 Studies and Designs by R. Wilson done in Rome in the Year MDCCLII, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (E.3586-1922).