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Richard Wilson RA, 1714–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)
William Hodges, 1744–1797, British
Italian sketchbook
Graphite with white and black chalk on medium, rough, blued white wove paper, bound in vellum
Sheet: 11 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (28.3 x 21 cm)

Signed and dated in pen and brown ink on fly-leaf, upper center: "Studies by R. Wilson | at Rome 1754"

Inscribed in black chalk, center: "Brockwell Bushes near Mr. Broc | kmans in Kent"; below in brown ink, center: "The gift of O. Bowles. | to his Dear friend | Sir George Beaumont. | Decr. ["r" in superscript] 1784."; at the end of the volume, in black chalk, upper center: "Questo Libro e de Monsu Wilson a la | Caffe delli Inglesi nella Piazza de Spagnia | Roma."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | figure study | Grand Tour | landscape | still life | temple | water | woman
Associated Places:
Europe | Italy | Lazio | Roma | Tivoli
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Exhibition History:
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English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17)

Classic Ground - British Artists and the Landscape of Italy, 1740-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-07-29 - 1981-09-20)

Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction (Tate Britain, 1982-11-03 - 1983-01-02)

Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction (Yale Center for British Art, 1983-04-20 - 1983-06-19)

Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction (National Museum Wales, 1983-01-29 - 1983-03-20)

The Grand Tour (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1998-01-10 - 1998-04-10)

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05)

Thomas Jones (1742-1803) (National Gallery, London, 2003-11-12 - 2004-01-15)

Thomas Jones (1742-1803) (Whitworth Art Gallery, 2003-08-22 - 2003-10-26)

Thomas Jones (1742-1803) (National Museum Wales, 2003-05-21 - 2003-08-10)

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

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting (National Museum Wales, 2014-07-05 - 2014-10-26)

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-03-06 - 2014-06-01)

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Richard Wilson and the British Arcadia, April 29-June 25, 2010, Richard L. Feigen & Co. , Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, 2010, pp. [48, 50], see cat. no. 6, cat. no. 6, fig. 4, NJ18.W72 R53 2010 (YCBA)

Greg Smith, Thomas Jones (1742-1803) : an artist rediscovered, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2003, p. 123, no. 30, pl. no. 30, NJ18 J714 T56 2003 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty, British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 127, cat. no. 106, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA)

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