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'The Weir on the Po' ('Landscape with Waterfall')
Landesmuseum Hannover - ARTOTHEK
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
'The Weir on the Po' ('Landscape with Waterfall')
Undated
Oil on canvas
42.7 x 53 cm
16 13/16 x 20 7/8 in
P197D
The viewpoint is nearer the edge of the river than in other versions, giving the falls greater height; a woman is in the right foreground.
Given to the museum in 1928 by a Berlin art dealer
Unsigned; no inscription
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As noted by Constable, this version closely resembles a drawing of the subject formerly in the collection of Mrs Richard Ford and described in the Tate Gallery exhibition of 1925 as View of Tivoli (81)
Kunstchronik 1928, p. 68; Kunsthist. Studien des Prov.-Mus. Hannover, vol. 2, 1929, pl. 47; WGC, p. 211, pl. 98b (version 5)