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Italian Sketchbook - Drawings 30(v) and 31(r)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Sketchbook - Drawings 30(v) and 31(r)
1754
Black chalk 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 v30 & r31
D280/30
30(v): Blank
31(r): Study of a broad tree trunk with large vertical branches to right and left. Three standing and one seated figure are seen under the former.
Oldfield Bowles; given to Sir George Beaumont, 1784; thence by descent until 1963, when sold to Paul Mellon
Unsigned; no inscription
D280/5 Italian Sketchbook - Drawing 6(r)
D280/26 Italian Sketchbook - Drawing 27(r)
D280/28 Italian Sketchbook - Drawing 29(r)

One of a number of tree studies with figures contained in this sketchbook, cf D280/5 6(r); D280/26 27(r) and D280/28 29(r)
Object ID: 6363
Sutton & Clements 1968, vol. 1, pp. 29-30; 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