Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome

Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome
Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome
Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
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Thomas Hastings after Wilson
Part of the Amphitheatre at Rome
Published 1824
Etching on chine collé
Metric: 210 x 170 mm
Imperial: 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
A view of part of an overgrown amphitheatre, with two men contemplating it through an arch in the right foreground, and hills in the left background
Bought from George Willis, Piazza, Covent Garden, 1854
Lettered below the image with the title, 'The Original is in the Possession of Lady Ford 2F 11 I. by F2 .5.'; production details and publication line: 'Painted by R. Wilson.' 'Etched by T. Hastings. | 1824.'
Page numbered lower right: 35
Related Drawings
D205 Colosseum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
D232 A Ruined Arch, Private Collection, England
Related Paintings
Amphitheatre at Rome, location unknown (formerly A. Ford collection, Cornwall); exh. London 1925 (28)
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. 237 under pl. 143b; Yule 2015, pp. 60 & 69
Updated by Compiler
2015-12-09 00:00:00