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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings pp. 7(v) and 8(r)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings pp. 7(v) and 8(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 v7 & r8
D280/7
8(r): A seated, mourning female figure in antique costume, resting her head on her proper left hand, seen in profile from the right
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Inscribed by Wilson 8(r) upper right corner in black chalk: The Weeping province [?]
The figure was drawn on the spot, no doubt from an antique sculpture
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).