Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Pencil, black and white chalk
  • 11 × 16 ½ inches · 280 × 420 mm
  • Drawn in 1754
    Signed on the mount: R.W.f. Romae 1754/ Villa Borghesi No 2
    Numbered on reverse of mount 52, laid down on original lilac wash mount

Collections

  • Commissioned by William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth (1731-1801);
  • William Legge, 7th Earl of Dartmouth (1881-1958), by descent at Patshull House, Wolverhampton, to 1954;
  • Dartmouth sale, Christie’s London, 29 January 1954, lot. 4;  
  • Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd.;
  • Derek Lockett, acquired from the above;
  • Lockett sale, Sotheby’s London, 15 March 1990, lot.66;
  • Professor Ian Craft, acquired at the above sale;
  • Craft sale, Sotheby’s London, 14 July 2010, lot.57;
  • Private collection, acquired at the above sale to 2018

Exhibitions

  • Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery, Richard Wilson and His Circle, 1948, no. 71;
  • London, Tate Gallery, Richard Wilson and His Circle, 1949, no. 70.

Literature

  • Joseph Farington, ed. James Greig, The Farington Diary, vol. III, London, 1924;
     
  • Brinsley Ford, “The Dartmouth Collection of Drawings by Richard Wilson”, The Burlington Magazine, vol. 90, no. 549, (December 1948), p. 345;
  • Brinsley Ford, The Drawings of Richard Wilson, London, 1951, p. 59, no. 51, repr. pl. 51.
  • Joseph Farington, ed K.Garlick and A Macintyre, The Diary of Joseph Farington, vol. IV,New Haven and London, 1979, p. 1518.

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