Box Hill, Surrey

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Box Hill, Surrey
Box Hill, Surrey
Box Hill, Surrey
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
Box Hill, Surrey
c.1760-65 (undated)
Graphite and brown ink on two sheets of laid paper plus two extra strips at the base
Metric: 194 x 324 mm
Imperial: 7 11/16 x 12 3/4 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
New Haven, English Landscape, 1977 (19)
Presumably Sir George Howland Beaumont, Bart (1753-1827); thence by descent; purchased from Sir George Beaumont, Bart, August 1967
Inscribed lower right: Box Hill
Box Hill is situated just above Dorking, Surrey, looking south over the Weald of Sussex
Related Drawings
D263 Coast Scene, near Barmouth, The British Museum
D367 Study for Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
D370 Conway Castle, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
Related Works by Other Artists
[1] George Lambert, Box Hill Surrey, with Dorking in the Distance, 1733, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
[2] George Lambert, A View of Box Hill, Surrey, 1733, Tate, London
Critical commentary
Clearly taken on the spot, the drawing is on two pages of a sketchbook, each 162 mm (6 in.) wide. Other double pages from the same book seem to be D367 and D370. David Solkin proposed D263 as a single page from the same sketchbook and a further page with a drawing of a ruined tower is known but currently unlocated.
Previous Cat/Ref Nos
Object ID: 14324
New Haven, English Landscape, 1977, pp. 13-14, pl. LVI
Trimmed all round up to thick lines, some of which show, for example at the lower left
Updated by Compiler
2017-09-05 00:00:00