Richard Wilson

View near the Loggerheads, Denbigh

c.1765–70

Artist
Richard Wilson 1713–1782
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 419 x 521 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Richard and Catherine Garnons 1854
Reference
N02989

Not on display

Display caption

The landscape painter Richard Wilson was born in Wales and wanted to apply the lessons he learned in the Roman Campagna, filled with ancient ruins, to the scenery of his native country.

This unfinished Welsh landscape is unusual in showing a place with family associations. It is taken from a point close to Colomendy Hall, near Llanferres, where Wilson’s cousin lived and where he stayed regularly. Still, the distant view of mountains associates the landscape firmly with its Italian predecessors.

Gallery label, September 2004

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