Untitled (Landscape Capriccio on the Via Aemilia)

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Untitled (Landscape Capriccio on the Via Aemilia)
Untitled (Landscape Capriccio on the Via Aemilia)
Untitled (Landscape Capriccio on the Via Aemilia)
The Trustees of the British Museum
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Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Untitled (Landscape Capriccio on the Via Aemilia)
Published 1 January 1822
Etching on chine collé
Metric: 176 x 230 mm
Imperial: 6 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Two women and a man are conversing on a high bank next to an overgrown rock in the foreground left, while a man drives a cow or packhorse down the slope at the centre, and a rider approaches from the right. In the centre ground below, a river winds past a ruined bridge with a ruined temple on the right bank. Fields and a distant mountain appear in the background.
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image: 'The Original is in the Possession of | Lady Ford.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson. RA' 'Etched by T. Hastings | and published in London | Jan 1. 1822.'
Page numbered lower right: 25
Related Paintings
P66 Landscape Capriccio on the Via Aemilia, with the Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli and the Broken Bridge at Narni, Private Collection, New York 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, repr.; WGC p. 218 under pl. 106b; 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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2015-12-09 00:00:00