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Lake Nemi
Tate, London 2014
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Lake Nemi
c.1752-56 (undated)
Black, white and yellow chalk, stump and brown ink on buff laid paper, inlaid onto cream card
277 x 420 mm
10 7/8 x 16 1/2 in.
The view is down onto Lake Nemi, which lies in the hollow of wooded shores, with buildings on steep heights to the left and on the opposite side towards the right. In the foreground are two figures on a rock and a stone-pine with cypresses far right.
Dr Monro; William Esdaile; A.P. Oppé; purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, 1996
Unsigned; inscribed:
[1] Ink, lower left corner: 60
[2] Ink, lower right corner: WE
[1] Recto lower right, pen: WE. [William Esdaile, Lugt 2617]
[1] Upper centre, graphite or chalk perhaps in Wilson's hand: Lake of Nemi
[2] Below the above, in broad brown ink: L 10Ls
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[1] Francis Towne (1739-1816): The Lake of Nemi, watercolour, 1781, The British Museum (Nn,3.4)
[2] Joseph Wright of Derby, Lake Nemi, 1790-95, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven.
The view was painted by many British artists after Wilson, including Thomas Jones and William Pars.
WGC, p. 206, pl. 91b; Spencer-Longhurst 2012, pp. 63-64, fig. 35
Good condition overall