An image of St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome

Richard Wilson

(Wales 1713 or 1714 – 11 May 1782)

St Peter's and the Vatican from the Janiculum, Rome

15th–19th c European art
oil on canvas
70.5 x 132.0 cm stretcher; 94.0 x 155.0 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed l.l., black paint "RW" [in monogram]. Not dated.

Purchased 1970
Accession number
Sir William Young, 1757-1764, Wiltshire/England, Painted for Sir William Young (1725–88), Standlynch House, Wiltshire, between 1757 and 1764. Presumably his sale, Prestage, Standlynch House, 16 July 1764
Hussey family, 1764-1910, William Hussey MP (1724–1813), Upper Eldon, Hampshire, and Salisbury, Wiltshire; by descent to William Hussey; purchased from him by Sulley & Co, London, 1910.
Sulley and Co., London, 1910, London/England, Purcahsed from William Hussey, London, 1910.
American Art Association, pre 22 Apr 1915, United States of America, Blakeslee Galleries sale, American Art Association, Plaza Hotel, New York, 21–23 Apr 1915, 2nd day, no 186 ('Rome and the Campagna'). Purchased at this sale for $1500 by F Ward.
F. Ward, 22 Apr 1915-pre 1953, on loan to National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington DC, by 1953
Leggatt Bros., London, pre 09 Dec 1969, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's, London, 9 Dec 1969.
Agnew's, London, 09 Dec 1969-21 Jul 1970, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1970.