A View of Andernacht on the Rhine

A View of Andernacht on the Rhine
A View of Andernacht on the Rhine
A View of Andernacht on the Rhine
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
A View of Andernacht on the Rhine
Black and white chalk on grey paper, laid down on old line mount
Metric: 206 x 270 mm
Imperial: 8 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.
Accession Number
NMW A 5765
Wilson Online Reference
A river with boats and shipping runs across the foreground and beyond on the left a church tower and other buildings are visible in front of a wooded hillside
Earl of Warwick; given by Eric King, 1966
Unsigned; inscribed in pencil upper centre: andernacght [sic] on the Rhine
Techniques and materials
The foreground figure in the boat and small areas by the mountains far right are highlighted in white
Collectors' marks
[1] Recto lower right: Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600)
[2] Recto lower right on mount: Lion/unicorn over scroll: TERRE [?] IN FIDE [mauve crest]
[3] Verso centre right: TERRE IN FIDE as above
Verso inscriptions
[1] Pencil lower left: 20/-
Mount inscriptions
[1] Recto lower centre, pencil: Mr Brinsley Ford says | a drawing of intense interest | showing which way Wilson | returned from Italy
[2] Recto lower right, pencil: andernacht on the Rhine
[3] Recto lower right, pencil: Warwick Collector's mark
[4] Recto lower right, pencil: Richard Wilson | from the Warwick Collection
Andernach, which must surely be intended here, is a town on the left bank of the River Rhine between the former tiny fishing village of Fornich in the north and the mouth of the small river Nette in the south east, about 13 miles (21 km) north of Koblenz. The Rhine here runs between two hills, the Krahnenberg - presumably that shown in the background - and the Engwetter on the right bank, from which the present view is taken.
Critical commentary
This drawing provides the only evidence that Wilson returned to England via Germany and the River Rhine.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
A flattened vertical fold bisects the image, much of which is faint