Welsh Landscape with a Ruined Castle by a Lake

Richard Wilson British, Welsh

Not on view

In the 1760s, Wilson began to adapt the idealizing tendencies of the grand manner long associated with Italianate landscapes to British views. This informal little painting does not depict an actual site, but it bears affinities with Welsh subjects such as Dolbadarn Castle and Okehampton Castle that the artist painted in the 1760s and 70s.

Welsh Landscape with a Ruined Castle by a Lake, Richard Wilson (British, Penegoes, Wales 1712/13–1782 Denbighshire, Wales), Oil on wood

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