Description
Creator
Miss Maingey (active 1791) Richard Wilson (1713/14 - 1782)
Title(s)
  • Pompey’s Bridge at Terni
Date
1790/08/14
Medium
Pencil
Dimensions
  • image height 188mm,
  • image width 136mm
Part of
  • Miss Maingey: An Album of Landscape Copies
Object Type
Pencil

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT843
Description Sources
Examination

Provenance

Untraced until acquired by Iolo Aneurin Williams (1890–1962) by 1952, and sold by a member of his family at Sotheby’s on 31 March 1999, lot 37, for £1,100 to the present owner within a sketchbook containing FT843 to FT854.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 31 March 1999, GBP 1100
Sotheby's, London, London, 31 March 1999, lot 37
Iolo Anuerin Williams (1890 - 1962), 1952
Bibliography
Iolo Aneurin Williams, Early English Watercolours, and some cognate drawings by artists not later than 1785, Connoisseur: London, 1952, p. 90

Comment

This is an unfinished copy of Pompey’s Bridge at Terni, engraved by James Gandon Jr. after Richard Wilson. Possibly it derives not from the print itself but from a drawing Towne made of it (no such drawing is known, but Miss Maingey’s copy seems to be drawn in Towne’s style). The drawing appears on folio 1 (recto) of the sketchbook. The verso contains some pencil scribbles.

by Richard Stephens
 
by Maingey, Miss, Richard Stephens

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