View of Rome

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View of Rome
View of Rome
View of Rome
The Trustees of the British Museum
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Samuel Middiman (1750-1831) after Wilson
View of Rome
Etching and engraving
Metric: 332 x 377 mm
Imperial: 13 1/16 x 14 13/16 in.
Accession Number
Wilson Online Reference
Landscape with the city of Rome in the background and St Peter's to the left, seen from a between groups of trees on a verdant hillside above. A man is driving livestock down a path to the left. A second man is sitting on a basket, talking to a woman and child, next to a remnant of ancient sculpture with a relief of a woman in profile.
Purchased from W.T. Searle, 1927
Scratched below the image:
[1] Upper left: Painted by R. Wilson'
[2] Upper right: 'Etched by S. Middiman'
[3] Inscribed lower left, pencil: 'First Proof'
Related Drawings
D311 View of St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Related Paintings
P57 Rome: St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Tate, London
P57A St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Critical commentary
The final state was plate 3 with an account on the facing page of The British Gallery of Engravings, by the Revd Edward Forster, published by William Miller, 50 Albemarle Street, London, 1807
Scratched-letter state