Ariccia from Lake Albano

Ariccia from Lake Albano
Ariccia from Lake Albano
Ariccia from Lake Albano
© Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Andreas Diesend
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Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Ariccia from Lake Albano
c.1754-56 (undated)
Black chalk
Metric: 370 x 563 mm
Imperial: 14 9/16 x 22 1/8 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
In the distance beyond the lake is part of the town, with the Chigi Palace and Bernini's Church of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione. In the foreground are a goatherd and his flock, and on the left a milestone under the tree.
Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853); Christie's 12 June 1860 (160 - A View of La Riccia); bt Ludwig Gruner, Director of the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett; inventoried 1865
Unsigned; inscribed on milestone lower left: XV
Collectors' marks
None visible
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 Wilson's admired predecessor, Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675). The town was acquired by the Chigi family in 1661 and in the following year they commissioned Bernini to modernise the old palace of the Savelli, Princes of Albano, and to build a new church.
Related Drawings
D261 Ariccia, Tate, London
D261A Ariccia near Rome, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Related Works by Other Artists
[1] Giovanni Battista Falda (1643-1678), Veduta della Nobil Terra d'Ariccia, engraving, 1665
[2] Jonathan Skelton (c.1735-1759), View of Ariccia, c.1758, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2003.103)
[3] John Downman (1750-1824), Chigi Park near L'Ariccia, 1773-74, Tate, London (T10175)
[4] Francis Towne (1739-1816): Ariccia, 1781, The British Museum (Nn,3.14)
[5] William Pars (1742-1782): Palazzo Chigi, Ariccia, near Albano, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
[6] John 'Warwick' Smith (1749-1831): A View of Ariccia, near Albano, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
[7] John Robert Cozens (1752-1779): Ariccia, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Laid down on old paper
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2022-01-24 00:00:00