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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings pp. 11(v) and 12(r)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings pp. 11(v) and 12(r)
1754
Graphite with 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 v11 & r12
D280/11
12(r): The upper section is a distant view of large buildings, perhaps a monastery, on a river bank with a bridge to the left. The lower section shows a saddled horse feeding from a trough in a stable.
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Unsigned; no inscription
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).