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A View in the Villa Madama, near Rome, called Il Teatro
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
William Byrne (1743-1805) after Wilson
A View in the Villa Madama, near Rome, called Il Teatro
1765
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 384 x 492 mm; Plate: 337 x 422 mm
Sheet: 15 1/8 x 19 3/8 in. Plate: 13 1/4 x 16 5/8 in.
B1984.21.428
E14
A wooded landscape, with three figures in the right foreground and others at the doorway of a ruined villa, surrounded by trees behind. To the left a lake and two grottoes are visible.
Acquired 1984
Lettered lower left: Richd. Wilson pinxt. | No.1.; lower centre: A View in the Villa Madama, near ROME, called IL TEATRO: - Pastor Fido, & other Dramas, having been perform'd there. | Publish'd by J.BOYDELL, Engraver in Cheapside, London, 1765.; lower right: Wm. Byrne Sculpt.
[1] lower right, graphite: IR 884/428
P91 The Hermitage, Villa Madama, Petworth House, National Trust
P91A The Hermitage, Villa Madama, Hagley Hall, Worcestershire
P91B The Hermitage, Villa Madama, Johannesburg Art Gallery
P91C The Hermitage, Villa Madama, Private Collection, England
P91D The Garden of the Villa Madama, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
P91E The Hermitage, Villa Madama, Private Collection, Wales
Object ID: 20828
Unmounted. Some pale foxing, especially along the lower edge