Untitled (Tower and Broken Bridge)
The Trustees of the British Museum
Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Untitled (Tower and Broken Bridge)
c. 1824 (undated)
Etching on chine collé
207 x 161 mm
8 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.
1854,0708.91
E72/34
Landscape with a broken bridge over a river in the foreground and a tower and ruined building behind at the right. Two figures are conversing on the bridge at the right and two others walking away on a path in the middle ground at left.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image: 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford. 12 I. by 9 . In.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson.' 'Etched by T. Hastings.'
Page numbered lower right: 34
P190 Tower and Broken Bridge, Private Collection, England
From a series of forty etchings after paintings by Richard Wilson and additional title page, bound in a volume in red tooled leather with gold decorative border, lettered on the spine with 'Wilson's | Etchings | by | Hastings'; the title page lettered in black and red: 'Etchings, | from the Works | of | [ facsimile of signature below portrait] Ric. Wilson | with Some Memoirs of his Life, &c. | by Thomas Hastings, Esq. | Collector of His Majesty's Customs. | "Non Ductus Officio Sed Amore Operis." Quintillian. | Published by Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside, London. | Johnson, Typ. Apollo Press, 1825. Brook Street, Holborn'; containing twenty pages of Introductory and Concluding Remarks by the etcher, including descriptions of Richard Wilson's original paintings.
PRA324725
Hastings 1825; WGC, p. 227, under pl. 119b; Yule 2015
George Willis was an antiquarian book dealer, who occasionally published books and prints. His firm was active from 1832-1856 and sold many prints to the British Museum. In 1856 it merged with Thomas Sotheran to become Willis & Sotheran.
09/12/2015