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The Bridge of Augustus at Rimini: PD.47-1958

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Object information

Titles

The Bridge of Augustus at Rimini

Maker(s)

Wilson, Richard (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Probably bought by John Barnard (d. 1784) (Lugt 1419 and 1420), in 1779 from the artist; J. Barnard's Sale at Greenwood's, London, 8th Day, 24 February 1787, lot 31, bt. Brettels for 7 gns. on behalf of Benjamin Booth (1732-1807) (Lugt 346a); the Rev. R.S. Booth (1762-1807), his son; Elizabeth Booth (1763-1819), sister of the last; Marianne Ford, nee Booth (1767-1849) (Lugt 936h.) her sister, married to Sir Richard Ford; Richard Ford (1796-1858); their son; exchanged for etchings by Schiavone with William Esdaile (1758-1837) (Lugt 2617) in 1824; Esdaile's Sale, Christie's, 20 March 1838, lot 645, bt. by Pierre Seymour (sic) for £3 15s 0d; Benjamin Pierre Seaman (probably identical with Pierre Seymour); given by the last, in 1839 to Anne Key; A.J. Mackenzie Stuart; Sale, Christie's, 7 March 1958, lot 80, bt. Messrs. Agnew for 480 gns. on behalf of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 263 mm
Width: 420 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Rimini

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1958-03-07) by Christie's

Dating

Circa 1751 CE - 1752 CE

Note

Probably drawn in Italy, on Wilson's journey from Venice to Rome.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

White chalk
Graphite

Components of the work

Support: composed of prepared paper ( blue)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, heightened with white on blue prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Exd with F.R.
  • Location: Mount, lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Bridge of Augustus at Rimini. -- Wilson.
  • Location: Mount, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 645
  • Location: Mount, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: I have this print
  • Location: Mount, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: WE
  • Location: Mount, lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: John Barnard's handwriting

  • Text: J.B.
  • Location: Mount, lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: John Barnard's handwriting

  • Text: J.B. No. 1098. / 16 1/2 by 10 1/2" A View of the Bridge of Augustus at Rimini in Italy: by Richd. Wilson / Landscape Painter, now living in London. Ano. 1779. J.B.
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: Benjamin Booth's handwriting

  • Text: Brettels gave seven Gs. for this draw.g. at JW Barnard's Sale / in Greenwood's Room, Leicester Square the 24 February 1787. BB / 8th Night Lt. 21.
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Bought at Mr Esdaile's Sale Clapham Common / and given to me by Benjn Pierre Seaman / 1839 / Anne Key
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 1824 Exd with. R F for etchings by Schiavoni
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Marianne Ford
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.47-1958
Primary reference Number: 14445
Lugt: 1419
Lugt: 1420
Lugt: 346a
Lugt: 936h
Lugt: 2617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 6 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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