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Tower and Broken Bridge
Private Collection, England / Photograph by John Hammond
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Tower and Broken Bridge
Later 1770s (undated)
Oil on canvas
31.8 x 26.4 cm
12 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.
Private Collection, England
Bangor 1925 (53); Exeter 1946 (73); Weston 2011 (30)
Benjamin Booth; The Revd J.S. Booth; Lady Ford; The Revd James Ford; Marianne Ford, Mrs Sanders; Mary Ford; Mrs Geoffrey Vyvyan, Exeter, niece of Mrs Sanders; bequeathed to her son-in-law, Brinsley Ford, 1964
Unsigned; no inscription
The uncertain and generalised facture argue a late date
Booth noted: 'Qu[ery] on the Anio Maecenas Villa in distance' (Doc. 9, p. 1, no. 4)
E72/34 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, Untitled (Tower and Broken Bridge), The British Museum (1854,0708.91)
Possible pendant: P191 Tower by a Lake, Private Collection, England.
Stylistically this seems to be a work from Wilson's last years, perhaps a pendant of P191.
Booth Notes, Doc. 9 (4); WGC, p. 227, pl. 119b; Walpole Society 1998-I, p. 18, BB34; Williams 2011, p. 40