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A Lake Scene
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A Lake Scene
1753
Black chalk on grey paper, in a ruled black chalk surround
182 x 235 mm
7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
RF74
D229
Trees and an urn can be seen on the left and two figures stand facing the centre. Across a lake, there are a temple and more trees.
Exeter 1946 (20)
William Lock; his sale, Sotheby's 3 May 1821; Marianne Ford; thence by descent
Signed in black chalk lower left: R.W.f. Romae
Dated in black chalk lower right: 1753
This is one of Wilson's earliest dated Roman drawings on grey paper
Walpole Society 1998-I, pp. 70-1, RF 74