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Falls at Tivoli
The Trustees of the British Museum
Ascribed to Wilson
Falls at Tivoli
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk with grey wash on buff paper
394 x 495 mm
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.
1875,0814.2473
D126
Steep crags, tufted with bushes, with falls plunging down them. A building is partly seen above at the upper right.
Paul Sandby; given by John Deffett Francis, 1875
[1] Lower left corner: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
[1] Jacob Philipp Hackert, View of the Cascata Grande at Tivoli, 1769, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome
[2] Francis Towne, Cascade at Tivoli, watercolour, 1781, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
The use of wash is highly unusual for Wilson and it may be that the first recorded owner of the drawing, the watercolourist Paul Sandby (c.1730-1809), was responsible for adding it to the underlying black chalk - or even that the entire drawing is by Sandby.
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