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Study for a Landscape (On the Thames near Mortlake)
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study for a Landscape (On the Thames near Mortlake)
c.1749 (undated)
Black chalk and brown ink on grey paper
NMW A 5762
Given by Major F. Treharne James, 1920
Perhaps originally signed lower left beneath fourth section of the fence
[1] Upper centre, pencil, partly illegible: On the Thames at Mortlake
[2] Centre, pencil: Study for a Landscape (on the Thames) [/] 20 389 No 982 [/] Donor F.T. James M.B.E.
[3] Lower centre, pencil: On the Thames nr Mortlake
[4] Lower centre. pencil: Abraded
D386 Boats on a wide River, Private Collection, London
This is almost certainly on the Thames but not self-evidently near Mortlake. It probably dates from before the Italian period as the style is very linear.
Old washline mount with gold edging nearest the image. Good condition overall.