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    Landscape of Naples, with four female figures holding hands and dancing in a circle in the foreground; a man seated on the right, pointing and talking to the dancers; a forest on the right; a ruin on top of a hill in the left middle distance; rays of light over a mountain, forest, lake in the background; after Wilson?; scratched-letter state. 1760
    Etching, printed on chine collé


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    • 1760
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    • Height: 143 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 142 millimetres
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        Scratched below image with production detail: "J. Plimmer. f. Roma 1760.", size of original picture: "3 feet 6 inches square."
  • Curator's comments

    Annotated on verso in pencil: "No 3 of Naples". According to Ingamells, Plimmer painted views of Rome and Naples for Lord Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford, and Mr Southwell.

  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    2014 Mar-Oct, New Haven, Yale Centre for British Art & Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, 'Richard Wilson RA (1742 - 1782) and the Transformation of European Art'

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