Richard Wilson
View near the Loggerheads, Denbigh c.1765–70

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Richard Wilson 1713–1782
View near the Loggerheads, Denbigh
Date c.1765–70
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 419 x 521 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Richard and Catherine Garnons 1854
Not on display

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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.

September 2004

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