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Creator:
Richard Wilson RA, 1713/4–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)
Title:

Kew Gardens: The Pagoda and Bridge [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

Former Title(s):

The Pagoda at Kew

Date:
1762
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches (47.6 x 73 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, upper left: "Painting in England, 1700-1850 | [...]"; upper left, handwritten: "Box | 89"; upper left: "Musem [...] Rotterdam | Exp. | English Landscape | Coll. Mrs. D Hart | Artiste Richard Wilson | Titre Kew Gardens: the Pagoda and Bridge"; center left: "Pitt & Scott Ltd. | London | Item No. 04248 | A/N No. [handwritten] 4185"; center left: "Leicester Museums & Art Gallery | Exhibition A Hundred Years of British Landscape Painting | (1750-1850) | Date 9 Oct. - 4 Nov. 1956 | Catalogue No. 3 | Title of Picture The Pagoda at Kew | Artist Richard Wilson | Name of Owner Mrs. Geoffrey Hart"; lower left: "N.B.--This Label to be affixed to the back of the frame (not the canvas) of the Picture | Royal Academy of Arts | Winter Exhibition, 19[59?]-96 | Artist Richard Wilson | Title The Pagoda at Kew Ser. No. | 468 | Name and | Address of | Owner [...] | {Please correct any particulars not properly [...]}"; lower center: "[...]6671--B1--K | City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gall

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.172
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boat | bridge (built work) | Chinese gardens | gardens | hills | horse (animal) | landscape | men | pagoda | path | pleasure gardens | river | sunset | walking
Associated Places:
England | Greater London | Kew | Richmond upon Thames | Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew | Thames | United Kingdom
Access:
On view in the galleries
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:381
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Enlightened Princesses - Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-02-02 - 2017-04-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting (National Museum Wales, 2014-07-05 - 2014-10-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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Nobleness and Grandeur - Forging Historical Landscape in Britain, 1760 - 1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-01-27 - 2005-04-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Sir William Chambers - Architect to George III (Nationalmuseum, 1997-01 - 1997-04-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Sir William Chambers - Architect to George III (The Courtauld Gallery, 1996-10-10 - 1997-01-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction (Yale Center for British Art, 1983-04-20 - 1983-06-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction (National Museum Wales, 1983-01-29 - 1983-03-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction (Tate Britain, 1982-11-03 - 1983-01-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850: the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, until August 18th, , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, London, June 1963, p. 194, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Adrian Bury, Richard Wilson, R. A., The grand classic , F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, London, 1947, pp. 25-6, NJ18 W72 B8 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catalogue of pictures by Richard Wilson and his circle, November 17-January 9 1948-9 , City Museum & Art Gallery Birmingham, Birmingham, 1948, p. 13, no. 11, V 2449 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catalogue of an exhibition of pictures by Richard Wilson and his circle : organized by the City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, January, 1949, The Tate Gallery, London, , Tate Britain, London, 1949, pp. 14-15, no. 10, NJ18 W72 T37 (YCBA) [YCBA]

William Chambers, Designs of Chinese buildings, furniture, dresses, machines, and utensils. Engraved ... from the originals drawn in China by Mr. Chambers ... To which is annexed, a description of their temples, houses, gardens, &c., London, p. 15, Folio 73 757C [ORBIS]

W. G. Constable, Richard Wilson, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1953, pp. 179-180, pl. 41b, NJ18 W72 C55 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Douglas Cooper, Richard Wilson's Views of Kew, Burlington Magazine, vol. XC, London, December 1948, p. 346, N1 +B87 90 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 252, 253, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 52, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 76, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mark Laird, A natural history of English gardening, 1650-1800, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2015, pp. 254, 255, pl. 228, SB457.6 .L35 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Macock, An embassy from the East-India Company of the United provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperour of China, London, p. 38, DS708 N542+ (BEINECKE) [ORBIS]

John Macock, An embassy from the East-India Company of the United provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperour of China, London, p. 38, 54139566 [ORBIS]

Joanna Marschner, Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 345, fig. 19.14, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, pp. 15-6 (v.1), no. 55, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 47 (v.1), no. 20, pl. 209, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew, in Surry, J. Haberkorn, London, p. 2, 6, Folio A 2017 9 Copy 1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 55, 115, no. 113, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Richard Wilson and the transformation of European landscape painting, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014, pp. 262, 263, Cat. No. 77, NJ18.W72 R53 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Albert Forbes Sieveking, Sir William Temple upon the gardens of Epicurus, with other XVIIth century garden essays, p. 2, Uzb81 908S (LSF) [ORBIS]

Stacey Sloboda, Chinoiserie : commerce and critical ornament in eighteenth-century Britain, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2014, pp. 185-86, fig. 4.21, NK1443 S56 2014 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David H. Solkin, Richard Wilson, the landscape of reaction, Tate Publishing, London, 1982, pp. 19, 210-11, no. 98, no. 98, NJ18 W72 S65 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Spencer-Longhurst, Paul, with Kate Lowry and David Solkin, Richard Wilson Online : A Digital Catalogue Raisonne, , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2014, no. P109, http://www.richardwilsononline.ac.uk/index.php?WINID=1582051040261 [ORBIS]

The Spectator ..., Spectator, no. 414, S. Buckley and J. Tonson, London, 25 Jun 1712, p. 550, 111 Sp32 (SML) [ORBIS]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, pp. 60-1 (v.1), no. 224, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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