View of Lareci near Rome

View of Lareci near Rome
View of Lareci near Rome
View of  Lareci near Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
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Thomas Hastings after Wilson
View of Lareci near Rome
Published July 1821
Etching on chine collé
Metric: 145 x 233 mm
Imperial: 5 11/16 x 9 3/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Three figures are seated near the entrance to a cave at the right; a road leads past a milestone through trees to a church in the far left background
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title and above: 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson. RA' ' Etched by T. Hastings | published July 1821'
Located between the lakes of Nemi and Albano on the Via Appia Nuova, southeast of Rome, Ariccia was celebrated for its groves, thought to have been the hunting grounds of the goddess Diana. The area had been a haunt of Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675). whom Wilson greatly admired.
Related Drawings
D282 A Church at Ariccia, Private Collection, England
D282A Landscape near Rome, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
D326 Ariccia near Rome, The British Museum (1881,0212.24)
Related Paintings
P46 Ariccia - I, Tate, London and other versions
Critical commentary
From a series of forty etchings after paintings by Richard Wilson and additional title page, bound in a volume in red tooled leather with gold decorative border, lettered on the spine with 'Wilson's | Etchings | by | Hastings'; the title page lettered in black and red: 'Etchings, | from the Works | of | [ facsimile of signature below portrait] Ric. Wilson | with Some Memoirs of his Life, &c. | by Thomas Hastings, Esq. | Collector of His Majesty's Customs. | "Non Ductus Officio Sed Amore Operis." Quintillian. | Published by Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside, London. | Johnson, Typ. Apollo Press, 1825. Brook Street, Holborn'; containing twenty pages of Introductory and Concluding Remarks by the etcher, including descriptions of Richard Wilson's original paintings.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
Hastings 1825, p. 13, repr.; WGC, p. 193 under pl. 67b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
More Information
George Willis was an antiquarian book dealer, who occasionally published books and prints. His firm was active from 1832-1856 and sold many prints to the British Museum. In 1856 it merged with Thomas Sotheran to become Willis & Sotheran.
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