[Twelve original views in Italy: drawn by Richard Wilson, etched by J. Farington, Rooker &c.]

Richard Wilson RA

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Twelve views in Italy


[London:: , 1776.]

Physical Description

[12] pl.; 261×363 mm. (Oblong)

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn by R. Wilson, and as engraved by M. Rooker, E. Rooker, Jas. Gandon, W. Hodges or Jos. Farington. None carries a publisher's imprint. W.G. Constable refers to the set as 'published by Boydell, 1776' (W.G. Constable, Richard Wilson, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1953, p.212) and it was listed as part of the Boydells' stock in 1803 (see An alphabetical catalogue of plates ... which compose the stock of John and Josiah Boydell, London 1803, p.48).


D.H. Solkin, Richard Wilson: the landscape of reaction [exhibition catalogue] (1982).

Summary Note

There is no title page or title plate. The title and imprint given here are taken from the entry in the NAL catalogue. In the 1802 Royal Academy Library catalogue the set is listed as 'Wilson's Twelve Views in Italy'.

The plates are all views, captioned as follows: [1] Temple of Peace; [2] Circus of Caracalla; [3] Bath's of Dioclesian; [4] Torre Delle Grotte near Naples; [5] Banks of the Tiber; [6] Temple of Romulus and Remus; [7] Bridge of Augustus at Rimini; [8] In the Strada Nomentana; [9] Castle of Ischia; [10] Pompey's Bridge at Terni; [11] In the Villa Adriana; [12] Villa of Mæcenas at Tivoli.

Wilson was in Italy from 1750 to ca. 1757.


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, green cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'R.A. Views of Italy C. Hullmandel'. Bound with C. Hullmandel's Twenty-Four Views Of Italy, Drawn from Nature, And Engraved Upon Stone [London, 1818].


Landscapes (environment) - Ruins - Italy - Lazio - Rome - Naples - 18th century
Views - Landscapes (representation) - 18th century
Pictorial works - 18th century


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