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Solkin 1981
Solkin 1981
David Solkin
'Richard Wilson's Variations on a Theme by Gaspard Dughet'
The Burlington Magazine
London, UK
July 1981
Secondary published
Vol. 123, no. 940, pp. 410-14, pls 23-27. Using newly discovered evidence, the article confirms Wilson's affirmation that he 'admired Gaspard for composition and sentiment.' It demonstrates that, at intervals spanning more than a decade, Wilson executed four different pictures which all derive specifically from a single prototype by Gaspard Dughet: Ideal Landscape, c. 1658-60, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (Accession no. 596). These are P120 Dolbadarn Castle and Llyn Peris; P124 Lake Avernus - III (here entitled Lake Nemi); P127 The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianae with Dolbadarn Castle (here entitled Diana and Callisto with Dolbadarn Castle); P127A The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianae.