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Drawing - Grotto of the Sibyl at Tivoli

Grotto of the Sibyl at Tivoli

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)
    England (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1750-56 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Plimer, J (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in black chalk on grey paper, stumped, slightly washed, and heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.638

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 32

Physical description

Landscape; Ruins, with a cascade near a broken wall, above which are the remains of a circular temple; Drawn in black chalk on grey paper, stumped, slightly washed, and heightened with white.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)
England (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca.1750-56 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Plimer, J (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn in black chalk on grey paper, stumped, slightly washed, and heightened with white

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 in, Width: 15.7 in

Object history note

Collection-Charles Rogers.

Descriptive line

Previously attribted to Wilson, Richard (RA); now thought to be by J. Plimer, an artist who studied under Wilson in Rome. Landscape; Ruins, with a cascade near a broken wall, above which are the remains of a circular temple; Drawn in black chalk on grey paper, stumped, slightly washed, and heightened with white; English School; ca.1850-56

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Brinsley Ford, The Drawings of Richard Wilson (London: Faber and Faber, 1951), p. 63, no. 79

Materials

Grey paper; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Heightening; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Temple; Cascade

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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