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Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black chalk and stump on greenish paper, heightened with white
256 x 392 mm
10 1/16 x 15 7/16 in.
The view is down onto Lake Nemi, which lies in the hollow of wooded shores, with buildings on the steep heights to the left and on the opposite side towards the right. In the foreground are two figures on a rock - one perhaps an artist drawing - and a stone-pine with cypresses far right.
BM 1969 (108); Nov. 1977 - Jan. 1978, Bremen Kunsthalle, Retour à la Nature (215); 29 Nov. 1991 - 9 Feb. 1992, Munich, Neue Pinakothek & 1 Mar. - 3 May 1992, Dresden, Albertinum Johann Georg von Dillis 1759-1841) Landschaft und Menschenbild (A23)
Donated by John Deffett Francis , February 1881
Unsigned; no inscription
[1] Wilson [ink]
[2] JDF [ink?]
[3] 6 [underlined, pencil]
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P81 Lake Nemi, Figures Bathing, Private Collection, England
P127 The Lake of Nemi or Speculum Dianae with Dolbadarn Castle (Diana and Callisto), Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Francis Towne (1739-1816): The Lake of Nemi, watercolour, 1781, The British Museum (Nn,3.4)
Binyon 4; C. Heilmann et al. Johann Georg von Dillis, 1759-1841, Landschaft und Menschenbild, Munich 1991, pp. 17, 313
Some staining overall; creasing upper right and centre right