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Lake of Nemi with two Friars
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Lake of Nemi with two Friars
1753-54 (undated)
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper, softened with stump
248 x 402 mm
9 3/4 x 15 13/16 in.
DYCE.643
D221
Part of Lake Nemi is on the right, with well-wooded banks and cloud-capped mountains in the distance. Two monks are conversing in the foreground and a group of three people can be seen at some distance from them.
Bequeathed by the Revd Alexander Dyce 1869
Unsigned; no inscription
E72/3 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Lake Albano, The British Museum
E72/3A Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Lake Albano, The British Museum
P159 Lake Nemi with two Friars, Private Collection, England
P159A Lake Nemi with two Friars, Private Collection
According to Constable, 'said to have been made in 1753.'
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce, London : South Kensington Museum, 1874; WGC, pl. 94a