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A River at Sunset
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Ascribed to Wilson
A River at Sunset
Oil on canvas
72 x 93.5 cm
27 1/2 x 35 1/2 in.
NMW A 5199
A river winds through the centre of the composition with trees and bushes on the right and flat open country beyond. There is a group of figures is in the foreground, including a mother and baby, a seated child and a fisherman. More figures are visible in the boats in the centre distance on the promontory to the left and the path further left.
With Spink; Frederick John Nettlefold, 1946, by whom given, 1946
Grundy & Roe 1938, vol. 4, pp. 162-63 - View of an English River at Sunset; In the Distance the Welsh Hills, repr.col.; WGC, p. 183, pl. 50a version 2
Kate Lowry has noted: Glue relined. Original turnovers removed at time of lining. Pine stretcher dates from lining. Double layered white ground, commercially prepared. X-ray shows a typical reserve left for the landscape against the sky. However the sky has an unusually elaborate texture for Wilson. The willow tree and the tree at the right are painted over the sky.