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Tower on a Bay (Tower by the Sea)
Private Collection / Photograph by Matthew Hollow
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Tower on a Bay (Tower by the Sea)
c.1775-80
Oil on canvas
30 x 35.2 cm
11 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.
Private Collection
P195
Before an Italianate coastal landscape rural figures are shown resting with a tower and other ruins are in the distance.
Probably Col. M.H. Grant; Bonhams, 15 September 2009 (230); bt present owner
Constable saw this work as part of a stylistically linked group distinguished by foliage painted in loose touches and blobs and broken by dotted lights.
WGC, pp. 92, 227, pl. 121a