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View in the Villa Madama
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
William Byrne (1743-1805) after Wilson
View in the Villa Madama
Engraving on white laid paper mounted on modern tissue paper
337 x 425 mm
13 1/4 x 16 3/4 in.
NMW A 11005
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.
Given by Major F. Treharne James, 1920
[1] 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.
[2] Inscribed lower right, pencil: a/-
[1] Upper left, pencil: 35/-
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
Booth Notes Doc. 6; Edwards 1808, p. 88
Trimmed within platemark but in good condition overall.