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

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Object information

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Titles

The Bridge of Augustus at Rimini

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Wilson, Richard

Entities

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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

Relative size of this object

42 m26.3 m What does this represent?

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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 17 March 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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