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View of Tivoli (Tivoli and the Great Cascade)
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
View of Tivoli (Tivoli and the Great Cascade)
c.1753-56 (undated)
Black chalk and stump heightened with white on grey paper
238 x 366 mm
9 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.
The falls of Tivoli are shown with buildings and trees on either side, apparently viewed from the Ponte San Rocco, looking across the torrent and emphasising the beauty and power of the surging water. The town of Tivoli lies beyond and the cathedral with its tower to left of the centre.
London 1925 (82); Manchester 1925 (48); London, Cardiff and New Haven, 1982-83 (33)
Benjamin Booth; Lady (Marianne) Ford; thence by descent; Captain Richard Ford; Christie's 17 June 1929 (2), bt Parsons (14 guineas); purchased 1939
Unsigned; no inscription
Inscribed in brown ink on the back of the old mount:
[1] Wilson
[2] Marianne Ford
D98A Ascribed to Wilson, The Falls of Tivoli, The British Museum
[1] Jacob Philipp Hackert, View of the Cascata Grande at Tivoli, 1769, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome
[2] Joseph Denis (1755-1813), The Cascades at Tivoli with an Artist sketching, Gere Collection, on loan to the National Gallery, London
One of a group of Wilson drawings formerly in the Ford Collection and purchased directly from the artist by Lady (Marianne) Ford's father, Benjamin Booth
Brown 1982, p. 661, no. 1891, pl. 542; Solkin 1982, p. 162