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Engraved by William Woollett, 1735–1785, British
Etched by John Browne, 1741–1801, British
after Richard Wilson RA, 1713/4–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)

Celadon and Amelia

Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 18 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches (46.4 x 56.8 cm) and Plate: 17 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches (44.5 x 54.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Woollett"; inscribed, verso, in graphite, center left: "F/T/ - "; in graphite, lower left: "IR-784/455 | No. 114.2 | no/ 35"

Lettered lower left: "R.Wilson pinxit Londini."; lower left: "The tempest caught them on the tender walk, | _____________ from his void embrace, - | Mysterious Heaven! that moment to the ground, | A blacken'd corse, was struck the beauteous maid."; lower center: "CELADON and AMELIA | from an original picture, in the Collection of Wm. Lock Esqr. | Publifh'd June 10th. 1766 as the Act directs, by Wm. Woollett in Green Street, Leicefter Fields, & Ryland & Bryer at the King's Arms in Cornhill, London."; lower right: "But who can paint the lover, as he stood, | Pierc'd by severe amazement, hating life, | Speechless, and fix'd in all the death of woe! | Thompson's Summer, p. 1191. 1214."; lower right: "Browne Aqua forti fecit. Woollett Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | castles | cities | clouds | hills | lightning | literary theme | rivers | ruins | science | sheep | shepherds | storms | villas
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IIIF Manifest:

Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, p. 291, fig. 189, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Richard Wilson and the transformation of European landscape painting, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014, pp. 132, 133, 284, 286, Cat. No. 101, fig. 110, NJ18.W72 R53 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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