Not on display
- Richard Wilson 1713–1782
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 419 x 521 mm
- Bequeathed by Richard and Catherine Garnons 1854
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