Richard WilsonPonte Nomentana 1754

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Artist
Richard Wilson (1713‑1782)
Title
Ponte Nomentana
Date 1754
MediumChalk on paper
Dimensionssupport: 287 x 422 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03026

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This is one of twenty ‘views of the environs of Rome’ commissioned from Wilson by William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth. The commission was negotiated by Wilson's friend Thomas Jenkins, who acted as an agent acquiring artworks for British Grand Tourists. Wilson also made two paintings of Roman subjects for Dartmouth, one of which is in the Tate Collection. The Ponte Nomentana, about two miles north-east of Rome, carried the old Roman Via Nomentana across the River Anio to the town of Mentana.

April 2007

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