Study of a rocky Landscape with a Building

Study of a rocky Landscape with a Building
Study of a rocky Landscape with a Building
Study of a rocky Landscape with a Building
Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms
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Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Study of a rocky Landscape with a Building
1752-56 (undated)
Graphite, black chalk and black wash on white laid paper, laid down on thin card
Metric: 170 x 214 mm
Imperial: 6 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.
Private Collection, Wales
Wilson Online Reference
A building, probably a wayside shrine, is set upon a promontory of rock before a cliff face at the left. Below it are two figures and to their right a large, pointed boulder.
Dr Carl Robert Rudolf (1884-1974) [Lugt 2811b]; Major Edward Croft Murray (1907-1980); [...] Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 11-12 August 2021 (402); Private Collection, Wales
Faint signature in brown ink lower right: Wilson
Verso inscriptions
[1] Lower left corner, pencil: 67
[2] Lower left, pencil: D [?] 3918
[1] Lower centre of backboard, black ink, in Edward Croft Murray's handwriting: RICHARD WILSON, R.A. | B. 1714 : D. 1782 | Study for the rocky background | of the picture known as The White | Monk. c.1763. Ex. coll. C.R. Rudolf.
[2] Lower left corner of frame, modern adhesive label, handwritten: 63 RICHARD WILSON | A CASTLE
Related Drawings
D344 Banks of the Tiber, Rhode Island Museum of Art, School of Design, Providence
Related Prints
E17 James Roberts after Wilson, The White Monk (Untitled), 1765, The British Museum and other impressions
E72/22 Thomas Hastings after Wilson, The White Monk, 1822, The British Museum (1854,0708.79) and other impressions
Related Paintings
P144 The White Monk - I, Toledo Museum of Art and other versions
P147 Studio of Wilson, The White Monk - IV, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Critical commentary
Probably linked with the genesis of The White Monk compositions, in some of which a similar building appears (P144, P147 &c.)
'Mr C. Robert Rudolf, Notable Collector of Old Master Drawings', The Times, 20 April 1974
Laid down on paper support with coloured framing lines, the whole laid down on thin card. Some foxing overall. Framed and glazed.