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Ariccia near Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Ariccia near Rome
c.1760 (undated)
Black chalk, touched with brown and white chalk on blue-grey prepared paper
248 x 374 mm
9 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.
1881,0212.24
D326
A low cliff is shown centre right, with an arched hollow below and brushwood above. On the grass beneath, a man is seated and in the foreground towards the left, a road winds away past a stone monument, trees and a half-visible building.
Donated by John Deffett Francis, February 1881
Unsigned; no inscription
Verso invisible - laid down
Located between the lakes of Nemi and Albano on the Via Appia Nuova, southeast of Rome, Ariccia was celebrated for its groves, thought to have been the hunting-grounds of the goddess Diana. In the 17th century the area had been a haunt of Gaspard Dughet, whom Wilson greatly admired.
D282 A Church at Ariccia, Private Collection, England and other versions
E72/11 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, View of Lareci near Rome, The British Museum (1854,0708.68) and other impressions
P46 Ariccia I, Tate, London
P46A Ariccia - I, Private Collection, England
P46B Ariccia - I (La Riccia, near Albano, Italy), Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
Binyon 3; WGC p. 193, pl. 67a
Stain in upper left corner and staining right