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The West Belvedere, Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli
Private Collection, England
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The West Belvedere, Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli
Oil on canvas
48 x 38.6 cm
19 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.
Private Collection, England
James Orrock, 48, Bedford Square London; Christie's 4 June 1904 (150 - Italian Figures and Ruins - a pair: 42 gns) ; Mallam's Oxford, 1994 (223); bt by present owner
Unsigned; no inscription
A beige ground is showing through in places beneath the background landscape
[1] Central horizontal member of stretcher, black ink: Richard Wilson, Property of James Orrock, oil on canvas, 19" x 15 "
[2] Sale stencil: 730AS
[3] Sale stencil:
D170 The West Belvedere at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
D170A Hadrian's Villa, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
E42 Michael 'Angelo' Rooker after Wilson In the Villa Adriana Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven and other impressions
E80 Celia Lucy Brightwell after Wilson Hadrian's Villa, The British Museum and other impressions
E83 James Carter after Wilson, Hadrian's Villa The British Museum and other impressions
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In a nineteenth-century wood and gesso neo-classical frame. Relined and extended on all four sides by about 1 cm. The relining has exposed the weave but not so much as in the case of P137D The Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli, Private Collection, England.