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
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

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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