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Richard Wilson

Hadrian's Villa

Hadrian's Villa by Richard Wilson

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Wilson was the most celebrated of the 18th-century British landscape painters. Until his travels in Italy between 1750 and 1757 he had been almost exclusively a portrait painter, but, encouraged first by Zuccarelli and then by Claude-Joseph Vernet, he turned seriously to landscape, particularly scenes of the Roman Campagna. His style owed much to the masters of the previous century, from whom he learned how the unification of light and atmosphere could convey an evocative mood.

Title
Hadrian's Villa
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1775
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
432 x 540 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/14
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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