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Ruins in a Mountainous Country
The Art Institute of Chicago, The Leonora Gurley Memorial
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Ruins in a Mountainous Country
Undated
Black chalk on blue laid paper, laid down on two layers of thick ivory laid paper with old wash lining
134 x 202 mm
5 1/4 x 7 15/16 in.
1922.1680
D393
A sketchily indicated view of a distant mountain with a lake before it and on the left in the middle distance, ruins of a castle or similar building. On either side are the lower slopes of other mountains
Dr Ridley, Croydon; Sotheby's, 2 April 1912; Gift of William F.E. Gurley, 7 April 1922
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Recto lower right corner: Leonora Gurley
[2] Verso lower right, sale stamp: Coll. of DR. RIDLEY of / CROYDON, ENG. SOTHEBY'S / SALE, APRIL 2, 1912
[1] Upper left corner in old discoloured ink: 24
[2] Upper left corner, pencil in old hand: R. Wilson / end [?]
[3] Centre stamped, black ink: LEONORA HALL GURLEY / MEMORIAL COLLECTION
[4] Along lower edge and centre in modern hands: dimensions, accession number and artist's name and dates
[1] Upper left, pencil in old hand: V 27
[2] Lower left, pencil, in old hand: Richd Wilson
Discoloured at corners and edges from glue. The secondary support is in a soiled condition.
17/01/2017