Richard Wilson Landscape Composition with an Extensive View towards the Sea, and Figures in the Foreground ?c.1770

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Artist
Richard Wilson 1713–1782
Title
Landscape Composition with an Extensive View towards the Sea, and Figures in the Foreground
Date ?c.1770
Medium Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 441 x 531 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36668
Turner Bequest CCCLXXX 19
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Most probably by Wilson himself - though not exactly connected with any known painting by him - but just possibly by one of his pupils. It is not known how Turner acquired it, but perhaps it came from the same source as his paintings by the artist.

August 2004

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