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Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pine in Foreground
The Art Institute of Chicago, The Leonora Gurley Memorial
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pine in Foreground
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk with white heightening on faded blue laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper with wash lining
99 x 123 mm
3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.
1922.1671
D382
In the left foreground stand an umbrella pine and a poplar. A lake stretches out behind to the right and on its further shore beyond a bridge are a faintly discernible tower and other buildings.
Paul Sandby ... Dr Ridley, Croydon; Sotheby's 2 April 1912; Leonora Gurley, Chicago; acquired by the Art Institute, 1922
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Recto lower left: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)
[2] Recto lower centre: Leonora Gurley
[1] Upper centre pencil in an old hand: No. 24
[2] Lower centre, stamped: LEONORA HALL GURLEY / MEMORIAL COLLECTION
[3] Lower centre, pencil: 22.1671
[4] Lower right, sale stamp: Coll. of DR RIDLEY, of / CROYDON, ENG. SOTHEBY'S / SALE, APRIL 2, 1912
[1] Recto lower right on secondary support: 24 -
P123 Lake Avernus - II Tate, London
In its general layout the drawing corresponds to P123 Lake Avernus - II, Tate, London, and other versions
Good condition overall. Some discolouration round the edges and spotting on the old mount