Wilson Online Reference
Nielsen 1979
Inger Hjorth Nielsen
'Richard Wilson and Danish Artists in Rome in the 1750s'
The Burlington Magazine
London, UK
Date of Publication
July 1979
Secondary published
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Vol. 121, no. 916, pp. 439-440, 442-443, 449. On the evidence of their Italian drawings the article proposes the Swedish/Danish painter Johan Mandelberg (1730-1786) and the Danish artist and sculptor Johannes Wiedewelt (1731-1802) as 'copyists, imitators, followers, or - though least likely - pupils' of Wilson in Rome. The author suggests that the two younger artists could have met Wilson in Rome through Anton Raphael 'Mengs's hospitable home in the Via Sistina' or in the circle of J.J. Winckelmann or through Wilson's German pupil, Adolf Friedrich Harper (1725-1806) or in the course of the social life at the Café Inglese and Café Greco.