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An image of St Peters and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome by Richard Wilson
Alternate image of St Peters and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome by Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

(Wales 1713 or 1714 – 11 May 1782)

Title
St Peters and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome
Year
1757
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

70.5 x 132.0 cm stretcher; 94.0 x 155.0 x 10.0 frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l., black paint "RW" [in monogram]. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1970
Accession number
25.1971
Location
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (7)

F. Ward, Loan to National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington DC

American Art Association, United States of America

Sulley and Co., London, London/England

Hussey family

Sir William Young, England, for whom the picture was painted

Leggatt Bros., London, pre 09 Dec 1969, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's.

Agnew's, London, 09 Dec 1969-21 Jul 1970, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1970

Bibliography (7)

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'European art in the old courts', pg. 14-23, Sydney, 1984, 22 (colour illus.).

W.G. Constable, Richard Wilson, 1953, 220, 164. fig no. IIIa

Brinsley Ford, The Burlington Magazine, 'Richard Wilson in Rome', 1952, 312.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 214 (illus.).

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 38.

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 52 (illus.). cat.no. 142

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 14 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

European masters and Australian painting from Australian collections: