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  • Similar to the Dartmouth series in date and in the sensitivity of its draftsmanship is Wilson’s drawing of a plane tree on the banks of Lake Nemi in the Alban Hills south of Rome. Known as the Speculum Dianae (Mirror of Diana), Lake Nemi was revered by eighteenth-century travelers for its association with the Roman goddess of the hunt. The tree in Wilson’s drawing is presumably the one mentioned by his pupil Thomas Jones, when he visited Nemi in April 1778: “All went to make sketches about the Lake of Nemi—particularly a large Plane tree call’d the Arbor Santa, which has a hollow within that I believe w’d contain about a dozen persons & I was told that my Old Master Willson when in this Country made use of it as a Study to paint in” (Jones, “Memoirs”, p. 58).
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  • Similar to the Dartmouth series in date and in the sensitivity of its draftsmanship is Wilson’s drawing of a plane tree on the banks of Lake Nemi in the Alban Hills south of Rome. Known as the Speculum Dianae (Mirror of Diana), Lake Nemi was revered by eighteenth-century travelers for its association with the Roman goddess of the hunt. The tree in Wilson’s drawing is presumably the one mentioned by his pupil Thomas Jones, when he visited Nemi in April 1778: “All went to make sketches about the Lake of Nemi—particularly a large Plane tree call’d the Arbor Santa, which has a hollow within that I believe w’d contain about a dozen persons & I was told that my Old Master Willson when in this Country made use of it as a Study to paint in” (Jones, “Memoirs”, p. 58).
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  • Bibliograpic reference :: David H. Solkin, Richard Wilson, the landscape of reaction, Tate Publishing, London, 1982, pp.172-74, no. 52, no. 52, NJ18 W72 S65 + (YCBA)
  • Bibliograpic reference :: David Stacey, [ Exhibition Reviews ] And another view of the Richard Wilson exhibition ..., British Art Journal, vol. 15, Autumn 2014, p. 122, N6761 B74 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
  • Bibliograpic reference :: John Baskett, Paul Mellon's legacy, a passion for British art : masterpieces from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, p. 251, no. 21, p. 21, N5220 M552 P38 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
  • Bibliograpic reference :: John Gage, Zwei Jahrhunderte englische Malerei, britische Kunst und Europa 1680 bis 1880 : [Ausstellung] Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, 21. November 1979 bis 27. Januar 1980: [Katalog], Ausstellungsleitung Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, Mèunchen, 1979, pp. 206-07, no. 104, fig. 104, ND466 Z85 (YCBA)
  • Bibliograpic reference :: Richard Wilson and the transformation of European landscape painting, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014, pp. 310, 311, Cat. No. 135, NJ18.W72 R53 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
  • Bibliograpic reference :: Thomas Jones (1742-1803) : an artist rediscovered, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2003, p. 129, no. 19, pl. . no. 19, NJ18 J714 T56 2003 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
  • Dimension height :: 38.9cm
  • Dimension width :: 55.9cm
  • Exhibition :: An American's Passion for British Art - Paul Mellon's Legacy
  • Exhibition :: British Painting and the European Continent
  • Exhibition :: English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850
  • Exhibition :: Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art
  • Exhibition :: Richard Wilson - The Landscape of Reaction
  • Exhibition :: Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting
  • Exhibition :: The Art of Paul Sandby
  • Exhibition :: The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century
  • Exhibition :: Thomas Jones (1742-1803)
  • Located in :: New Haven
  • Located in :: Not on view
  • Located in :: Yale Center for British Art
  • Object type :: drawing
  • Subject Concept :: lake
  • Subject Concept :: landscape
  • Subject Concept :: tree
  • Subject Event :: Grand Tour
  • Subject Place :: Europe
  • Subject Place :: Italy
  • Subject Place :: Lago di Nemi
  • Subject Place :: Lazio
  • Subject Place :: Roma
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  • Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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  • The Arbra Sacra on the Banks of Lake Nemi
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