10 June 2003
Richard Wilson, R.A. (1713-1782)
with inscription 'St. Lazzare Monastery Venice by Richard Wilson R.A.' on a piece of James Orrock's writing paper of 48 Bedford Square, London, W.C. (attached to the frame)
oil on canvas
21½ x 31½ in. (53.4 x 80 cm.)
The present owner's family by 1953.
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W.G. Constable, Richard Wilson, London, 1953, p.192, under no. 66a, as version (1).
London, Royal Academy, Old Masters, 1885, no. 20 as 'Monastery of San Lazzaro, Venice' (lent by James Orrock).
L'Anconetta is a small island near Marghera, near Mestre, on which was a small church called Sta. Maria dell'Anconetta.
In addition to listing the present picture (as in the possession of the family by whom it is now being sold), Constable (op.cit.) was evidently unaware that it is one and the same as the Orrock picture which he lists separately and as 'untraced'.
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