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Life-size Head of a Man (Head of an Italian)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Life-size Head of a Man (Head of an Italian)
c.1752-53 (undated)
Black chalk heightened with white on grey laid paper,
362 x 267 mm
14 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
London, Cardiff and New Haven, 1982-83 (23)
Bequeathed by the Revd Alexander Dyce 1869
Unsigned; no inscription
Ford compared the stylistic handling of this drawing with that of D162 Portrait of Thomas Jenkins, The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, New York, noting the rendering in the dark shadow of the eye sockets and the handling of the collar and cuff.
Solkin 1982, p. 158; Spencer-Longhurst 2012, pp. 66-67, fig. 38