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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings 31(v) and 32(r)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings 31(v) and 32(r)
1754
Black chalk heightened with white on medium, rough, blued white wove paper, bound in vellum
281 x 210 mm (each sheet)
11 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (each sheet)
B1977.14.359 v31 & r32
D280/31
31(v): Blank
32(r): Study of a free-standing three-storey building with steps leading up to it
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Unsigned; no inscription
Joseph Farington, Sketchbook, p. 7, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (P.72-1921)
Clements noted that an exact copy of this drawing by Wilson's pupil, Joseph Farington, appears on page 7 of his 1763 sketchbook at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (P.72-1921)
Object ID: 6363
Sutton & Clements 1968, vol. 1, pp. 30-31; vol. 2, p. 50
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).
08/09/2016