30 - 31 March 2004
Attributed to Richard Wilson (British, 1713-1782)
Figures on a riverbank in an extensive Italianate landscape
oil on canvas, circular
diameter 10½ in. (26.7 cm.)
Mr. W. Grindlay sale, Christie's, London, 5 January 1887, lot 727, sold 1 pound 15 shillings to Mr. Scott.
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Inscribed on an old label 'E.W Grindlay's sale 8/1/87 [sic] at Christie's INV 727 "A Landscape with figures" by R. Wilson' (on the reverse).
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous