Wilson Online Reference
Waterhouse 1946
Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse
'Old Masters in Wales'
The Burlington Magazine
London, UK
Date of Publication
September 1946
Secondary published
Document Inventory/Accession No
Vol. 88, pp. 227-28
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A Shorter Notice reviewing the Arts Council exhibition Masterpieces from Welsh Houses held at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and other venues from 13 August 1946 under the curatorship of David Bell [Arts Council 1946]. The review mentions three works by Wilson, including P153A Llyn Cau, Cader Idris and P171 A View in the Villa Chigi at Ariccia (not identified by title).
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Re P171: '[ ... ] a curious landscape from Wynnstay is illustrative of Wilson's odd experiments in his later years. It is perhaps a Welsh landscape, an interesting attempt at a native variation on a theme popular in Dutch painting - a patch of sunlight in a deep woodland glade. But Wilson carelessly painted it over a landscape - perhaps with Italian ruins - which he did not trouble fully to eliminate, so that Time has made an odd palimpsest of it.' (p. 227)